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Insecticide-treated net (ITN)

Utilization of key preventive measures for pregnancy complications and malaria among women in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

November 8, 2019 - 16:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mariame Ouedraogo, Jaameeta Kurji, Lakew Abebe, Ronald Labonté, Sudhakar Morankar, Kunuz Haji Bedru, Gebeyehu Bulcha, Muluemebet Abera, Beth K. Potter, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon & Manisha A. Kulkarni
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BMC Public Health volume 19, Article number: 1443 (2019)

In Ethiopia, malaria infections and other complications during pregnancy contribute to the high burden of maternal morbidity and mortality. Preventive measures are available, however little is known about the factors influencing the uptake of maternal health services and interventions by pregnant women in Ethiopia.

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Poverty and food security: drivers of insecticide-treated mosquito net misuse in Malawi

September 23, 2019 - 14:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sara Berthe, Steven A. Harvey, Matthew Lynch, Hannah Koenker, Vincent Jumbe, Blessings Kaunda-Khangamwa and Don P. Mathanga
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:320, 18 September 2019

Over the past decade, food insecurity, connected to erratic rains and reduced agricultural outputs, has plagued Malawi. Many households are turning to fishing to seek additional sources of income and food. There is anecdotal evidence that insecticide-treated net (ITN) recipients in Malawi are using their nets for purposes other than sleeping, such as for fishing, protecting crops, and displaying merchandise, among others. The objective of this qualitative study was to explore the factors leading residents of waterside communities in Malawi to use ITNs for fishing.

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Comparing the new Ifakara Ambient Chamber Test with WHO cone and tunnel tests for bioefficacy and non-inferiority testing of insecticide-treated nets

May 3, 2019 - 17:29 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dennis J. Massue, Lena M. Lorenz, Sarah J. Moore, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:153, 30 April 2019

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Insecticide-treated net (ITN) durability, measured through physical integrity and bioefficacy, must be accurately assessed in order to plan the timely replacement of worn out nets and guide procurement of longer-lasting, cost-effective nets. World Health Organization (WHO) guidance advises that new intervention class ITNs be assessed 3 years after distribution, in experimental huts. In order to obtain information on whole-net efficacy cost-effectively and with adequate replication, a new bioassay, the Ifakara Ambient Chamber Test (I-ACT), a semi-field whole net assay baited with human host, was compared to established WHO durability testing methods.

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Exploring the heterogeneity of human exposure to malaria vectors in an urban setting, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, using an immuno-epidemiological biomarker

March 13, 2019 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Dipomin F. Traoré, André B. Sagna, Franck Remoue, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:68, 11 March 2019

This study highlights the high risk of malaria exposure in African urban settings and the high heterogeneity of child exposure to the Anopheles vector between neighbourhoods in the same city.

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Factors associated with insecticide-treated net usage among women of childbearing age in Malawi: a multilevel analysis

October 23, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang, Kun-Yang Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:372, 19 October 2018

The findings confirmed the importance of assessing various factors affecting ITN usage among groups of WOCBA.

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Multiple entries and exits and other complex human patterns of insecticide-treated net use: a possible contributor to residual malaria transmission?

July 4, 2017 - 15:39 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Steven A. Harvey, Yukyan Lam, Nina A. Martin and Maribel Paredes Olórtegui
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:265, 3 July 2017

These findings suggest that the ITN use patterns observed in this study may contribute to residual transmission.

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Insecticide-treated net effectiveness at preventing Plasmodium falciparum infection varies by age and season

January 24, 2017 - 17:55 -- Open Access
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Andrea G. Buchwald, Jenna E. Coalson, Miriam K. Laufer, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:32, 17 January 2017

Protection against infection with ITN use varies by age group and season.

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Malaria intervention scale-up in Africa: effectiveness predictions for health programme planning tools, based on dynamic transmission modelling

August 23, 2016 - 18:29 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Eline Korenromp, Guy Mahiané, Matthew Hamilton, Carel Pretorius, Richard Cibulskis, Jeremy Lauer, Thomas A. Smith and Olivier J. T. Briët
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:417, 18 August 2016

Health improvements following malaria intervention scale-up vary with endemicity, seasonality, age and time.

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Where have all the mosquito nets gone? Spatial modelling reveals mosquito net distributions across Tanzania do not target optimal Anopheles mosquito habitats

August 24, 2015 - 17:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Emily Acheson, Andrew Plowright, Jeremy Kerr
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:322 (19 August 2015)

Insecticide-treated net ownership is critical for malaria control.

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Gender differences in the use of insecticide-treated nets after a universal free distribution campaign in Kano State, Nigeria: post-campaign survey results

April 11, 2013 - 08:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Garley AE, Ivanovich E, Eckert E, Negroustoueva S, Ye Y
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:119 (10 April 2013)
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This study reveals gender disparity in ITN use, with males less likely to use ITNs particularly among ages 15--25 years.

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