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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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Long-lasting insecticidal net source, ownership and use in the context of universal coverage: a household survey in eastern Rwanda

October 12, 2015 - 17:00 -- Open Access
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Fredrick Kateera, Chantal Ingabire, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Alexis Rulisa, Parfait Karinda, Martin Grobusch, Leon Mutesa, Michèle van Vugt, Petra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:390 (6 October 2015)

In this study, despite high a bed net coverage, over 25 % of members reported not to have slept under a bed net the night before the survey.

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Not Open Access | The T-Cell Inhibitory Molecule Butyrophilin-Like 2 Is Up-regulated in Mild Plasmodium falciparum Infection and Is Protective During Experimental Cerebral Malaria

September 22, 2015 - 15:59 -- NOT Open Access
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Krishanthi S. Subramaniam, Emily Spaulding, Johanna P. Daily, et al.
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J Infect Dis. (2015) 212 (8): 1322-1331.

We observed transcriptional up-regulation in many pathways, including type I interferon, interferon γ, complement activation, and nitric oxide during malaria infection, which provide benchmarks of mild disease physiology. 

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HIV Malaria Co-Infection Is Associated with Atypical Memory B Cell Expansion and a Reduced Antibody Response to a Broad Array of Plasmodium falciparum Antigens in Rwandan Adults

May 12, 2015 - 11:38 -- Open Access
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Krishanthi S. Subramaniam, Jeff Skinner, Emil Ivan, Eugene Mutimura, Ryung S. Kim, Catherine M. Feintuch, Silvia Portugal, Kathryn Anastos, Peter D. Crompton, Johanna P. Daily
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PLoS ONE 10(4): e0124412

HIV infected individuals in malaria endemic areas experience more frequent and severe malaria episodes compared to non HIV infected.

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Malaria parasite carriage and risk determinants in a rural population: a malariometric survey in Rwanda

February 3, 2015 - 15:53 -- Open Access
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Fredrick Kateera, Petra F Mens, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Chantal M Ingabire, Liberata Muragijemariya, Parfait Karinda, Martin P Grobusch, Leon Mutesa, Michèle van Vugt
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:16 (21 January 2015

Overall, Ruhuha Sector can be classified as hypo-endemic, albeit with a particular ‘cell of villages’ posing a higher risk for malaria parasitaemia than others.

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Assessing the social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda

January 12, 2015 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Jean-Pierre Bizimana, Emmanuel Twarabamenye, Stefan Kienberger
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:2 (7 January 2015)

The developed composite index social vulnerability to malaria indicates which indicators need to be addressed and in which districts.

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Helminthic Infections Rates and Malaria in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women on Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Rwanda

September 4, 2013 - 08:11 -- Open Access
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Emil Ivan, Nigel J. Crowther, Eugene Mutimura, Lawrence Obado Osuwat, Saskia Janssen, Martin P. Grobusch
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(8): e2380
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HIV-positive pregnant women would benefit from the scaling up of de-worming programs alongside health education and hygiene interventions.

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Helminthic Infections Rates and Malaria in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women on Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Rwanda

August 22, 2013 - 08:44 -- Open Access
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Emil Ivan, Nigel J. Crowther, Eugene Mutimura, Lawrence Obado Osuwat, Saskia Janssen, Martin P. Grobusch
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(8): e2380
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HIV-positive pregnant women would benefit from the scaling up of de-worming programs alongside health education and hygiene interventions.

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NOT Open Access | Malaria and helminthic co-infection among HIV-positive pregnant women: Prevalence and effects of antiretroviral therapy

October 4, 2012 - 07:17 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Emil Ivan, Nigel J. Crowther, Aniceth T. Rucogoza, Lawrence O. Osuwat, Elizaphane Munyazesa, Eugene Mutimura, Kato J. Njunwa, Kakoma J.B. Zambezi, Martin P. Grobusch
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Acta Tropica, Volume 124, Issue 3, December 2012, Pages 179–184

MalariaWorldThe impact of malaria on anemia and the interplay with helminths underline the importance of addressing the interactions between HIV/AIDS, malaria and intestinal helminth infections in pregnancy.

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Trends in malaria cases, hospital admissions and deaths following scale-up of anti-malarial interventions, 2000-2010, Rwanda

July 24, 2012 - 11:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Karema C, Aregawi MW, Rukundo A, Kabayiza A, Mulindahabi M, Fall IS, Gausi K, Williams RO, Lynch M, Cibulskis R, Fidele N, Nyemazi J, Ngamije D, Umulisa I, Newman R, Binagwaho A
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:236 (23 July 2012)

MalariaWorldA greater than 50% decline in confirmed malaria cases, admissions and deaths at district hospitals in Rwanda since 2005 followed a marked increase in ITN coverage and use of ACT.

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