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Open Access | Evidence-based public health and prospects for malaria control in Brazil

November 9, 2010 - 08:25 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Marcelo Urbano Ferreira, Monica da Silva-Nunes
Reference: 
The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Vol 4, No 09

Despite intensive control efforts over the past decades, Brazil still accounts for more than 50% of the malaria burden in the Americas and the Caribbean, with 458,041 slide-confirmed cases reported countrywide in 2007.

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Open Access | Perspectives of people in Mali toward genetically-modified mosquitoes for malaria control

May 17, 2010 - 09:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Marshall JM, Toure MB, Traore MM, Famenini S, Taylor CE
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:128 (14 May 2010)

Although there were some dissenters, the majority of participants were pragmatic towards a release of GM mosquitoes. An array of social and cultural issues associated with malaria, mosquitoes and genetic engineering became apparent.

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Open Access | Assessing the quality of service of village malaria workers to strengthen community-based malaria control in Cambodia

April 27, 2010 - 14:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Yasuoka J, Poudel KC, Poudel-Tandukar K, Nguon C, Ly P, Socheat D, Jimba M
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:109 (23 April 2010)

Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in remote forested areas in Cambodia. As a national strategy to strengthen community-based malaria control, the Cambodian government has been running the Village Malaria Worker (VMW) project since 2001.

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