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A prescription for sustaining community engagement in malaria elimination on Aneityum Island, Vanuatu: an application of Health Empowerment Theory

August 5, 2015 - 09:02 -- Open Access
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Noriko Watanabe, Akira Kaneko, Sam Yamar, George Taleo, Takeo Tanihata, J Lum, Peter S Larson, Nelma Shearer
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:291 (31 July 2015)

In the community engagement continuum, health empowerment develops incrementally overtime as people gain their knowledge and skills, form coalitions and develop collaborative networks (social capital) to make decisions and take action for change.

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Determinants of the use of insecticide-treated bed nets on islands of pre- and post-malaria elimination: an application of the health belief model in Vanuatu

December 5, 2014 - 15:37 -- Open Access
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Noriko Watanabe, Akira Kaneko, Sam Yamar, Hope Leodoro, George Taleo, Takeo Tanihata, J Koji Lum, Peter S Larson
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:441 (20 November 2014)

The results on Ambae highlight the challenges of motivating communities to engage in elimination efforts when transmission continues to occur, while the results from Aneityum suggest the possibility of continued compliance to malaria elimination efforts given the threat of resurgence.

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Evaluating the feasibility of using insecticide quantification kits (IQK) for estimating cyanopyrethroid levels for indoor residual spraying in Vanuatu

May 22, 2014 - 07:29 -- Open Access
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Russell TL, Morgan JC, Ismail H, Kaur H, Eggelte T, Oladepo F, Amon J, Hemingway J, Iata H, Paine MJ
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :178 (9 May 2014)

The IQK colorimetric assay proved to be a useful tool that was simple to use under realistic field conditions.

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A high-resolution geospatial surveillance-response system for malaria elimination in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

March 26, 2013 - 07:45 -- Open Access
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Kelly GC, Hale E, Donald W, Batarii W, Bugoro H, Nausien J, Smale J, Palmer K, Bobogare A, Taleo G, Vallely A, Tanner M, Vestergaard LS, Clements AC
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:108 (21 March 2013)
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Geospatial systems developed to guide Pacific Island malaria elimination demonstrate the application of a high resolution SDSS-based approach to support key elements of surveillance-response including understanding epidemiological variation within target areas, implementing appropriate foci-specific targeted response, and consideration of logistical constraints and costs.

Open Access | Community participation for malaria elimination in Tafea Province, Vanuatu: Part II. Social and cultural aspects of treatment-seeking behaviour

July 28, 2011 - 07:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Tynan A, Atkinson J, Toaliu H, Taleo G, Fitzgerald L, Whittiker M, Riley I, Schubert M, Vallely A
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:204 (26 July 2011)

Due to programme success of achieving low malaria transmission, Tafea province has been identified for elimination of malaria by 2012 in the Government of Vanuatu Malaria Action Plans (MAP).

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Spleen rates in children: an old and new surveillance tool for malaria elimination initiatives in island settings

March 25, 2011 - 13:11 -- Patrick Sampao
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Luis Fernando Chaves, George Taleo, Morris Kalkoa, Akira Kaneko
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 105, Issue 4, April 2011, Pages 226-231

Results are presented from 51 surveys, which measured SR and parasite rates (PR) in 29 962 individuals in the archipelago of Vanuatu.

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Open Access | Baseline spatial distribution of malaria prior to an elimination programme in Vanuatu

June 3, 2010 - 08:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Reid H, Vallely A, Taleo G, Tatem AJ, Kelly G, Riley I, Harris I, Henri I, Iamaher S, Clements AC
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:150 (2 June 2010)

Malaria in Tanna Island, Vanuatu, has a focal and predominantly coastal distribution. As Vanuatu refines its elimination strategy, malaria risk maps represent an invaluable resource in the strategic planning of all levels of malaria interventions for the island.

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Open Access | Community participation for malaria elimination in Tafea Province, Vanuatu: Part I. Maintaining motivation for prevention practices in the context of disappearing disease

April 15, 2010 - 11:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Atkinson JM, Fitzgerald L, Toaliu H, Taleo G, Tynan A, Whittaker M, Riley I, Vallely A
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:93 (12 April 2010)

In the 1990s, the experience of eliminating malaria from Aneityum Island, Vanuatu is often given as evidence for the potential to eliminate malaria in the south-west Pacific. This experience, however, cannot provide a blueprint for larger islands that represent more complex social and environmental contexts.

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Open Access | Research: Active case detection, treatment of falciparum malaria with combined chloroquine and sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine and vivax malaria with chloroquine and molecular markers of anti-malarial resistance in the Republic of Vanuatu

April 7, 2010 - 12:38 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Kinzer MH, Chand K, Basri H, Lederman ER, Susanti AI, Elyazar I, Taleo G, Rogers WO, Bangs MJ, Maguire JD
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:89 (6 April 2010)

The only in vivo malaria drug efficacy trial thus far published from the Republic of Vanuatu showed chloroquine/sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine combination therapy for P. falciparum and chloroquine alone for P. vivax to be highly efficacious.

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