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BBC Video: Working the night shift on Malaria's frontline in Sierra Leone

May 29, 2019 - 11:15 -- Malaria World

Working the night shift on Malaria's frontline in Sierra Leone
It's night-time at Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone and doctors Nehlama Barrie and Winstina Gbondo are on shift. Most nights here see children die of Malaria complications but a free health programme has given them a fighting chance of saving lives.

Filmmakers: Paul Myles and Zoe Jewell
Producer: Abdul Samba Brima
Editor: Brad Hayward
27 May 2019

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Adherence to treatment with artemether–lumefantrine or amodiaquine–artesunate for uncomplicated malaria in children in Sierra Leone: a randomized trial

June 5, 2018 - 14:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kristin Banek, Emily L. Webb, Samuel Juana Smith, Daniel Chandramohan and Sarah G. Staedke
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:222, 4 June 2018

Self-reported adherence was high for both AL and AQAS, but varied by site.

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Impact of the Mass Drug Administration for malaria in response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

September 21, 2016 - 17:35 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Maru Aregawi, Samuel J. Smith, Musa Sillah-Kanu, John Seppeh, Anitta R. Y. Kamara, Ryan O. Williams, John J. Aponte, Andrea Bosman and Pedro Alonso
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:480, 20 September 2016

The MDA achieved its goals of reducing malaria morbidity and febrile cases that would have been potentially diagnosed as suspected Ebola cases with increased risk of nosocomial infections.

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Child bed net use before, during, and after a bed net distribution campaign in Bo, Sierra Leone

November 24, 2015 - 11:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Shamika Ranasinghe, Rashid Ansumana, Alfred Bockarie, Umaru Bangura, David Jimmy, David Stenger, Kathryn Jacobsen
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:462 (18 November 2015)

Future malaria prevention efforts will need to promote consistent use of LLINs and address any remaining disparities in insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) use.

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Attitudes toward home-based malaria testing in rural and urban Sierra Leone

March 7, 2015 - 10:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Shamika Ranasinghe, Rashid Ansumana, Joseph M Lamin, Alfred S Bockarie, Umaru Bangura, Jacob AG Buanie, David A Stenger, Kathryn H Jacobsen
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:80 (15 February 2015)

The purpose of this study was to examine malaria testing practices and preferences in Bo, Sierra Leone, and to ascertain interest in and willingness to take a home-based rapid diagnostic test administered by a community health volunteer (CHV) or a trained family member rather than travelling to a clinical facility for laboratory-based testing.

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Insecticide-Treated Plastic Sheeting for Emergency Malaria Prevention and Shelter among Displaced Populations: An Observational Cohort Study in a Refugee Setting in Sierra Leone

August 2, 2012 - 12:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Matthew Burns, Mark Rowland, Raphael N'Guessan, Ilona Carneiro, Arlyne Beeche, Stefani Sesler Ruiz, Sarian Kamara, Willem Takken, Pierre Carnevale and Richard Allan
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 vol. 87 no. 2 242-250

MalariaWorldThis novel tool proved to be a convenient, safe, and long-lasting method of malaria control when used as a full shelter lining in an emergency setting.

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Open Access | Low referral completion of rapid diagnostic test-negative patients in community-based treatment of malaria in Sierra Leone

April 23, 2011 - 08:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Anna Thomson, Mohammed Khogali, Martin de Smet, Tony Reid, Ahmed Mukhtar, Stefan Peterson, Johan von Schreeb
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:94 (17 April 2011)

The study results showed a total referral rate of almost 15%. During the study period 36 out of 2,459 (1.5%) referred patients completed their referral.

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Open Access | Assessing bed net use and non-use after long-lasting insecticidal net distribution: a simple framework to guide programmatic strategies

May 19, 2010 - 09:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Vanden Eng JL, Thwing J, Wolkon A, Kulkarni MA, Manya A, Erskine M, Hightower A, Slutsker L
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:133 (18 May 2010)

The framework outlined in this paper provides a helpful tool to examine the deficiencies in ITN use. Monitoring and evaluation strategies designed to assess ITN ownership and use can easily incorporate this approach using existing data collection instruments that measure the standard indicators.

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Successful introduction of artesunate combination therapy is not enough to fight malaria: results from an adherence study in Sierra Leone

April 16, 2010 - 10:16 -- Patrick Sampao
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Sibylle Gerstl, Sophie Dunkley, Ahmed Mukhtar, Samuel Baker, Jacob Maikere
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 328-335

A study to measure adherence to artesunate and amodiaquine (AS+AQ) therapy in patients treated for uncomplicated malaria in community health centres (CHC) was conducted in Sierra Leone.

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Syndromic Diagnosis of Malaria in Rural Sierra Leone and Proposed Additions to the National Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Guidelines for Fever

April 13, 2010 - 08:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Obinna N. Nnedu, Bryan Rimel, Carey Terry, Heidi Jalloh-Vos, Brima Baryon, AND Daniel G. Bausch
Reference: 
American Journal of Tropical Medicine Hygiene, Vol 82 : 4, 2010, pp. 525-528

In a multivariate analysis, splenomegaly (P = 0.04) was the only clinical sign significantly associated with laboratory-confirmed malaria, and sleeping under a bed net was protective (P = 0.05). Our findings show that clinical malaria is diagnosed relatively accurately in rural Sierra Leone.

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