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Examining community perceptions of malaria to inform elimination efforts in Southern Mozambique: a qualitative study

July 12, 2019 - 16:35 -- Open Access
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Harvie P. Portugaliza, Beatriz Galatas, Hoticha Nhantumbo, Helder Djive, Ilda Murato, Francisco Saúte, Pedro Aide, Christopher Pell and Khátia Munguambe
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:232, 11 July 2019

In a background of renewed calls for malaria eradication, several endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa are contemplating malaria elimination nationally or sub-nationally. In Mozambique, a strategy to eliminate malaria in the south is underway in the context of low endemicity levels and cross-border initiatives to eliminate malaria in South Africa and Eswatini. In this context, a demonstration project aiming to interrupt malaria transmission through mass antimalarial drug administrations and intensified vector control programmes accompanied by community engagement and standard case management was implemented in the Magude District. To ensure the necessary uptake of these interventions, formative qualitative research explored the perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and practices related to malaria, its prevention and control. The current article describes the results of this study.

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Setting the scene and generating evidence for malaria elimination in Southern Mozambique

June 7, 2019 - 17:00 -- Open Access
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Pedro Aide, Baltazar Candrinho, Francisco Saúte, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:190, 6 June 2019

Mozambique has historically been one of the countries with the highest malaria burden in the world.

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Quality of malaria services offered in public health facilities in three provinces of Mozambique: a cross-sectional study

May 7, 2019 - 13:59 -- Open Access
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Baltazar Candrinho, Mateusz M. Plucinski, J Rose Zulliger, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:162, 6 May 2019

Fever associated with malaria is the leading cause of health care-seeking in Mozambique, yet there is limited evidence on the quality of malaria case management. This study evaluated the quality of malaria service provision offered in public health facilities in Mozambique.

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Care-seeking behaviour and treatment practices for malaria in children under 5 years in Mozambique: a secondary analysis of 2011 DHS and 2015 IMASIDA datasets

April 4, 2019 - 15:57 -- Open Access
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Annette Cassy, Abuchahama Saifodine, Baltazar Candrinho, Maria do Rosário Martins, Saraiva da Cunha, Filomena Martins Pereira and Eduardo Samo Gudo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:115, 2 April 2019

Data from this study showed that care-seeking in Mozambique remained suboptimal.

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Malaria case management commodity supply and use by community health workers in Mozambique, 2017

February 26, 2019 - 15:18 -- Open Access
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Elizabeth Davlantes, Cristolde Salomao, Flavio Wate, Deonilde Sarmento, Humberto Rodrigues, Eric S. Halsey, Lauren Lewis, Baltazar Candrinho and Rose Zulliger
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:47, 21 February 2019

Variations in geographic and seasonal malaria commodity needs should be considered in CHW kit distribution planning in Mozambique.

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Community knowledge and acceptance of indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Mozambique: a qualitative study

January 29, 2019 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Amílcar Magaço, Carlos Botão, Pedroso Nhassengo, Mohomede Saide, Arminda Ubisse, Sérgio Chicumbe and Rose Zulliger
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:27, 25 January 2019

Acceptance of IRS was influenced by diverse operational and contextual factors.

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NOT Open Access | Leukoerythroblastosis in a Young Child with Severe Malaria and Superimposed Gram Negative Infection

December 12, 2018 - 16:25 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Rosauro Varo, Antonio Sitoe, Anelsio Cossa, Jaume Ordi, Maria Rozman, Quique Bassat
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Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 64, Issue 6, 1 December 2018, Pages 553–556

Leukoerythroblastosis may be related to different infectious diseases and may also appear in the context of severe malaria.

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Planning and implementation of a countrywide campaign to deliver over 16 million long-lasting insecticidal nets in Mozambique

July 14, 2018 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Candrinho, Marcy Erskine, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:254, 9 July 2018

The collaborative planning process and strong coordination of campaign actors allowed Mozambique’s NMCP and partners to successfully carry out the first countrywide LLINs UCC in the country.

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IgM and IgG against Plasmodium falciparum lysate as surrogates of malaria exposure and protection during pregnancy

May 15, 2018 - 14:34 -- Open Access
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Alfredo Mayor, Carlota Dobaño, Pedro L. Alonso, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:182, 10 May 2018

Adjusting the analysis for the simultaneous effect of IgMs and IgGs can contribute to account for heterogeneous exposure to P. falciparum when assessing immune responses effective against malaria in pregnancy.

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Effectiveness of a new long-lasting insecticidal nets delivery model in two rural districts of Mozambique: a before–after study

February 6, 2018 - 17:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Candrinho, Chandana Mendis, Pablo Varela, João Pinto and Maria do Rosário O. Martins
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:66, 5 February 2018

The universal coverage campaign piloted with the new delivery model has increased LLINs ownership, use, and progression for reaching universal coverage targets in the community.

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