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Open Access | Comparison of anaemia and parasitaemia as indicators of malaria control in household and EPI-health facility surveys in Malawi

April 22, 2010 - 13:24 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mathanga DP, Campbell CH, Vanden Eng J, Wolkon A, Bronzan RN, Malenga GJ, Ali D, Desai M
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:107 (21 April 2010)

Increasing access to effective malaria prevention was associated with a reduced burden of malaria in young Malawian children. Anaemia measured at the HF level at time of routine vaccination may be a good surrogate indicator for its measurement at the HH level in evaluating national malaria control programmes.

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Open Access | Malaria in infants below six months of age: retrospective surveillance of hospital admission records in Blantyre, Malawi

January 7, 2010 - 13:08 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Beatriz Larru, Elizabeth Molyneux, Feiko O ter Kuile, Terrie Taylor, Malcolm Molyneux, Dianne J Terlouw
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:310 (29 December 2009)

The World Health Organization provides treatment guidelines for children from six months onwards, without specific treatment guidelines for the younger infants. A number of recent reports however suggest that the burden in this young age group may be underestimated.

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Health Seeking Behavior after Fever Onset in a Malaria-Endemic Area of Malawi

December 18, 2009 - 10:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Ruben E. Mujica Mota, Antonieta Medina Lara, Esthery D. Kunkwenzu, AND David G. Lalloo
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 935-943

Informal sources of care may lead to ineffective use of antimalarial drugs. A survey conducted in Malawi estimated the frequency of use of informal and formal services, medications, and household costs.

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