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NOT Open Access | Co‐infections with Plasmodium, Ascaris and Giardia among Rwandan schoolchildren

April 9, 2019 - 13:10 -- NOT Open Access
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Dominik Geus, Kevin C. Sifft, Frank P. Mockenhaupt, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume24, Issue4 April 2019 Pages 409-420

Parasitic co‐infections are common in Rwandan schoolchildren, and are associated with a rather silent clinical manifestation that nevertheless may affect school performance and long‐term development.

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NOT Open Access | Global Health Journal Club: The Use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) in the Diagnosis of Congenital Malaria

December 12, 2018 - 16:28 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Theodonata Tuyisenge, Michael B Henry, Peter T Cartledge
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Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, fmy066

You are working in a neonatal unit in Rwanda, East Africa.

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Community-based biological control of malaria mosquitoes using Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) in Rwanda: community awareness, acceptance and participation

October 10, 2017 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Chantal Marie Ingabire, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Jane Alaii, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:399, 3 October 2017

Community awareness and support for LSM increased following Bti application.

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Using an intervention mapping approach for planning, implementing and assessing a community-led project towards malaria elimination in the Eastern Province of Rwanda

December 21, 2016 - 16:36 -- Open Access
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Chantal Marie Ingabire, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Jane Alaii, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:594, 16 December 2016

This community-based programme demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of active community participation in malaria control activities, which largely contributed to community empowerment and reduction of presumed malaria in the area.

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Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae to insecticides used for malaria vector control in Rwanda

December 7, 2016 - 17:11 -- Open Access
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Emmanuel Hakizimana, Corine Karema, Dunia Munyakanage, Gad Iranzi, John Githure, Jon Eric Tongren, Willem Takken, Agnes Binagwaho and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:582, 1 December 2016

This is the first nationwide study of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Rwanda.

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Asymptomatic only at first sight: malaria infection among schoolchildren in highland Rwanda

November 16, 2016 - 17:32 -- Open Access
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Kevin C. Sifft, Dominik Geus, Frank P. Mockenhaupt, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:553, 14 November 2016

Malaria infection is frequent among children attending school in southern highland Rwanda.

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Factors associated with the non-use of insecticide-treated nets in Rwandan children

July 19, 2016 - 16:14 -- Open Access
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Monique Murindahabi Ruyange, Jeanine Condo, Corine Karema, Agnes Binagwaho, Alphonse Rukundo and Yvette Muyirukazi
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:355, 12 July 2016

Rwanda has achieved high coverage of ITN use and proper use has contributed to a decline in malaria in Rwanda; however, maintaining universal ITN coverage is not enough to protect citizens from this disease.

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Malaria case clinical profiles and Plasmodium falciparum parasite genetic diversity: a cross sectional survey at two sites of different malaria transmission intensities in Rwanda

April 26, 2016 - 18:28 -- Open Access
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Fredrick Kateera, Sam L. Nsobya, Stephen Tukwasibwe, Petra F. Mens, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Martin P. Grobusch, Leon Mutesa, Nirbhay Kumar and Michele van Vugt
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:237, 26 April 2016

In this study, a higher geometrical mean parasite counts, more polyclonal infections, higher MOI, and higher allelic frequency were observed at the higher malaria-endemic (Ruhuha) compared to the lower malaria-endemic (Mubuga) area.

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Determinants of prompt and adequate care among presumed malaria cases in a community in eastern Rwanda: a cross sectional study

April 23, 2016 - 16:01 -- Open Access
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Chantal Marie Ingabire, Fredrick Kateera, Jane Alaii, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:227, 21 April 2016

To promote prompt and adequate care seeking for malaria in the area, particular emphasis should be placed on community-focused strategies that promote early malaria symptom recognition, increased health insurance coverage and enhanced perceived behavioural control with regard to healthcare-seeking.

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Malaria, anaemia and under-nutrition: three frequently co-existing conditions among preschool children in rural Rwanda

November 10, 2015 - 07:13 -- Open Access
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Fredrick Kateera, Chantal M. Ingabire, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Parfait Kalinda, Petra F. Mens, Martin P. Grobusch, Leon Mutesa and Michèle van Vugt
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:440 (5 November 2015)

In this study group, four in 10 and one in 10 children were found stunted and underweight, respectively, in an area of low malaria transmission.

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