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Patient-, health worker-, and health facility-level determinants of correct malaria case management at publicly funded health facilities in Malawi: results from a nationally representative health facility survey

February 26, 2014 - 16:42 -- Open Access
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Steinhardt LC, Chinkhumba J, Wolkon A, Luka M, Luhanga M, Sande J, Oyugi J, Ali D, Mathanga D, Skarbinski J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :64 (20 February 2014)

Among the 2,019 patients surveyed, 34% had confirmed malaria defined as presence of fever and parasitaemia on a reference blood smear. 

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Relative importance of climatic, geographic and socio-economic determinants of malaria in Malawi

November 25, 2013 - 12:09 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Lowe R, Chirombo J, Tompkins AM
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :416 (14 November 2013)
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When modelling malaria risk in Malawi it is important to account for spatial and temporal heterogeneity and correlation between districts.

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Gestational age assessment in malaria pregnancy cohorts: a prospective ultrasound demonstration project in Malawi

June 10, 2013 - 16:28 -- Open Access
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Wylie BJ, Kalilani-Phiri L, Madanitsa M, Membe G, Nyirenda O, Mawindo P, Kuyenda R, Malenga A, Masonbrink A, Makanani B, Thesing P, Laufer MK
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:183 (4 June 2013)
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In July 2009, research staff (three mid-level clinical providers, one nurse) from The Blantyre Malaria Project underwent an intensive one-week ultrasound training to perform foetal biometry. 

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Childhood Malaria Admission Rates to Four Hospitals in Malawi between 2000 and 2010

May 8, 2013 - 06:34 -- Open Access
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Emelda A. Okiro, Lawrence N. Kazembe, Caroline W. Kabaria, Jeffrey Ligomeka, Abdisalan M. Noor, Doreen Ali, Robert W. Snow
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PLoS ONE 8(4): e62214
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Despite modest increases in coverage of measures to reduce infection there has been minimal changes in paediatric clinical malaria cases in four hospitals in Malawi.

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Impact of pyrethroid resistance on operational malaria control in Malawi

November 21, 2012 - 06:59 -- Open Access
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Charles S. Wondji, Michael Coleman, Immo Kleinschmidt, Themba Mzilahowa, Helen Irving, Miranda Ndula, Andrea Rehman, John Morgan, Kayla G. Barnes, and Janet Hemingway
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PNAS November 20, 2012 vol. 109 no. 47 19063-19070
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The impact of insecticide resistance on insect-borne disease programs is difficult to quantify.

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Not Open Access | Use of Massively Parallel Pyrosequencing to Evaluate the Diversity of and Selection on Plasmodium falciparum csp T-Cell Epitopes in Lilongwe, Malawi

August 1, 2012 - 14:15 -- Patrick Sampao
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Jeffrey A. Bailey, Tisungane Mvalo, Jonathan J. Juliano, et al.
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J Infect Dis. (2012) 206 (4): 580-587

MalariaWorldWe identified 57 unique parasite haplotypes from 100 participants. By use of ecological and molecular indexes of diversity, we saw no difference in the diversity of CS haplotypes between adults and children.

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Adaptive evolution and fixation of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum genotypes in pregnancy-associated malaria: 9-year results from the QuEERPAM study

March 5, 2012 - 12:22 -- Patrick Sampao
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Steve M. Taylor, Alejandro Antonia, Gaoqian Feng, Victor Mwapasa, Ebbie Chaluluka, Malcolm Molyneux, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Stephen J. Rogerson, Steven R. Meshnick
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Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 12, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 282-290

MalariaWorldWe conducted a retrospective serial cross-sectional study between 1997 and 2006 to investigate changes in drug-resistant malaria among pregnant women delivering at a single hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

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Open Access | Human cerebral malaria and Plasmodium falciparum genotypes in Malawi

February 14, 2012 - 07:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Milner DA, Vareta J, Wirth DF, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:35 (7 February 2012)

MalariaWorldCerebral malaria patients harbour a single or small set of predominant parasites; patients with incidental parasitaemia sustain infections involving diverse genotypes.

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Open Access | Performance of Two Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Febrile Adult Patients with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection in Blantyre, Malawi

February 2, 2012 - 11:52 -- Patrick Sampao
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Jobiba Chinkhumba, Monica Nyanda, Jacek Skarbinski and Don P. Mathanga
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:199-202

MalariaWorldThe performance of two histidine-rich protein type-2–based malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) was examined in a rural area with a high prevalence of malaria and human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infection in 113 and 445 febrile patients ≥ 15 years of age with and without HIV-1 infection, respectively.

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