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Training through malaria research: building capacity in good clinical and laboratory practice in Liberia

April 22, 2019 - 12:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Alfredo Mayor, Guillermo Martínez-Pérez, Núria Casamitjana, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:136, 17 April 2019

This training-through-research programme successfully involved SJCH staff and community members in a practical research exercise on malaria during pregnancy.

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Community-informed research on malaria in pregnancy in Monrovia, Liberia: a grounded theory study

October 30, 2018 - 15:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Christine K. Tarr-Attia, Quique Bassat, Guillermo Martínez-Pérez, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:382, 23 October 2018

Poverty, insufficient education on malaria, corruption, and poor trust in healthcare establishment are structural factors that may play a greater role than local traditional beliefs in deterring Liberians from seeking, accessing and using government-endorsed malaria control strategies.

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Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection among pregnant women at first antenatal visit in post-Ebola Monrovia, Liberia

October 17, 2018 - 14:58 -- Open Access
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Guillermo Martínez-Pérez, Dawoh Peter Lansana, Alfredo Mayor, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:357, 11 October 2018

Plasmodium falciparum infections are expected to occur in at least one in every eight women attending first ANC at private clinics in Monrovia and outside the peak of the rainy season.

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Correlates of social behavior change communication on care-seeking behaviors for children with fever: an analysis of malaria household survey data from Liberia

March 7, 2018 - 16:12 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Grace Awantang, Stella Babalola, Hannah Koenker, Kathleen Fox, Michael Toso, Nan Lewicky, Daniel Somah and Victor Koko
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:105, 7 March 2018

Recalling the “Healthy Mother, Happy Baby” campaign was positively associated with the odds that children received ACT promptly, even in the absence of other malaria prevention and treatment messaging.

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Selection of Plasmodium falciparum pfcrt and pfmdr1 polymorphisms after treatment with artesunate–amodiaquine fixed dose combination or artemether–lumefantrine in Liberia

September 6, 2016 - 18:20 -- Open Access
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Sabina Dahlström Otienoburu, Oumou Maïga-Ascofaré, Sandrine Houzé, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:452, 5 September 2016

Although treatment is highly efficacious, selection of molecular markers in reinfections could indicate a decreased sensitivity or tolerance of parasites to the current treatments and the baseline prevalence of molecular markers should be closely monitored.

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Tolerability and safety of artesunate-amodiaquine and artemether-lumefantrine fixed dose combinations for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: two open-label, randomized trials in Nimba County, Liberia

July 22, 2013 - 17:55 -- Open Access
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Schramm B, Valeh P, Guérin PJ, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:250 (17 July 2013)
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Safety surveillance of widely used artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is essential, but tolerability data in the over five years age group are largely anecdotal.

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The First Large-Scale Use of Synthetic Insecticide for Malaria Control in Tropical Africa: Lessons from Liberia, 1945–1962

July 5, 2011 - 13:35 -- Patrick Sampao
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James L. A. Webb Jr
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J Hist Med Allied Sci (2011) 66 (3): 347-376.

The malaria control project in Monrovia constituted the first large-scale use of synthetic insecticide to combat malaria in tropical Africa, and the WHO pilot project in Central Province was one of a first cluster of projects initiated to explore the efficacy of IRS in a variety of African ecological zones.

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An Outbreak of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in U.S. Marines Deployed to Liberia

August 5, 2010 - 15:06 -- Patrick Sampao
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Timothy J., Philip E., et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg, Aug 2010; 83: 258 - 265.

An outbreak investigation showed that only 19 (45%) used insect repellent, 5 (12%) used permethrin-treated clothing, and none used bed netting. Adherence with weekly mefloquine (MQ) was reported by 23 (55%). However, only 4 (10%) had serum MQ levels high enough to correlate with protection (> 794 ng/mL), and 9 (22%) had evidence of steady-state kinetics (MQ carboxy metabolite/MQ > 3.79).

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Open Access | Evaluation of Interceptor long-lasting insecticidal nets in eight communities in Liberia

March 31, 2010 - 09:37 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Kristin Banek, Albert Kilian, Richard Allan
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:84 (24 March 2010)

Interceptor LLINs are effective and desirable in rural communities in Liberia. Consideration for end user preferences should be incorporated into product development of all LLINs in the future, in order to achieve optimum retention and utilization.

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