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Motivation and challenges for use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests among informal providers in Myanmar: a qualitative study

March 11, 2015 - 14:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
May Sudhinaraset, Christina Briegleb, Moe Aung, Hnin Khin, Tin Aung
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:61 (6 February 2015)

This study found informal providers in Myanmar found the introduction of RDTs to be highly acceptable. Providers discussed improvement in service quality including provider empowerment and patient-provider relationships.

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The prognostic utility of bedside assessment of adults hospitalized with malaria in Myanmar: a retrospective analysis

March 10, 2015 - 14:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Myat Kaung, Tint Kyi, Ne Aung, Myat Kyaw, Myo Min, Zaw Htet, Nicholas M Anstey, Mar Kyi, Josh Hanson
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:63 (7 February 2015)

A retrospective audit of medical records of all adults admitted with a diagnosis of malaria to two tertiary referral hospitals in Lower Myanmar in 2013 was undertaken. An RCAM score was calculated in all patients and related to their subsequent clinical course.

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Improving uptake and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the context of artemisinin drug resistance containment in eastern Myanmar: an evaluation of incentive schemes among informal private healthcare providers

March 10, 2015 - 13:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tin Aung, Christopher White, Dominic Montagu, Willi McFarland, Thaung Hlaing, Hnin Khin, Aung San, Christina Briegleb, Ingrid Chen, May Sudhinaraset
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:105 (6 March 2015)

Results show that training and quality supervision of informal private healthcare providers can result in improved demand for, and appropriate use of RDTs in drug resistance containment areas in eastern Myanmar.

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of malaria rapid diagnostic test incentive schemes for informal private healthcare providers in Myanmar

March 4, 2015 - 14:49 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ingrid T Chen, Tin Aung, Hnin Thant, May Sudhinaraset, James G Kahn
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:55 (5 February 2015)

A decision tree was constructed in a spreadsheet to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) among four strategies: no intervention, simple subsidy, subsidy with financial incentives, and subsidy with IEC.

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Caregivers' treatment-seeking behaviour for children under age five in malaria-endemic areas of rural Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

January 7, 2015 - 12:29 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Thandar MM, Kyaw MP, Jimba M, Yasuoka J
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14 :1 (5 January 2015)

Caregivers' baseline treatment-seeking behaviour was poor for fever cases among children under age five, and did not differ significantly between MV and NMV.

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Challenges in universal coverage and utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets in migrant plantation workers in Myanmar

June 10, 2014 - 15:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nyunt MH, Aye KM, Kyaw MP, Kyaw TT, Hlaing T, Oo K, Zaw NN, Aye TT, San NA
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :211 (2 June 2014)

There should be efforts to improve effective utilization of ITNs by continuous mass free distribution, durability monitoring, surveillance of insecticide resistance of the vector and behaviour change interventions in migrant plantation workers.

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Improving malaria knowledge and practices in rural Myanmar through a village health worker intervention: a cross-sectional study

January 7, 2014 - 10:06 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Lwin M, Sudhinaraset M, San A, Aung T
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :5 (4 January 2014)

The study suggests that community health workers might have significant impact on malaria-related mortality and morbidity in rural Myanmar.

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Performance of a HRP-2/pLDH based rapid diagnostic test at the Bangladesh-India-Myanmar border areas for diagnosis of clinical malaria

November 6, 2013 - 08:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elahi R, Mohon A, Khan WA, Haque R, Alam M
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :378 (30 October 2013)
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Parascreen(R) Pan/Pf Rapid test for malaria showed acceptable sensitivity and specificity in border belt endemic areas of Bangladesh when compared with EM and qPCR.

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Risk factors associated with slide positivity among febrile patients in a conflict zone of north-eastern Myanmar along the China-Myanmar border

October 15, 2013 - 15:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Li N, Parker DM, Yang Z, Fan Q, Zhou G, Ai G, Duan J, Lee M, Yan G, Matthews SA, Cui L, Wang Y
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :361 (10 October 2013)
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Here the results are reported from a risk analysis of malaria slide positivity in a conflict zone along the China-Myanmar border.

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Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and related factors of Wa ethnic minority in Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

December 19, 2012 - 06:28 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Xu J, Xu Q, Liu H, Zeng Y
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:417 (14 December 2012)
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Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour is not appropriate, and affecting factors include health service systems, social and cultural factors in Wa State of Myanmar.

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