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long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)

Combining indoor and outdoor methods for controlling malaria vectors: an ecological model of endectocide-treated livestock and insecticidal bed nets

March 15, 2017 - 16:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Laith Yakob, Mary Cameron and Jo Lines
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:114, 13 March 2017

Targeting blood-feeding mosquitoes by treating livestock with endectocides offers a potentially useful complement to existing malaria control programmes centred on LLIN distribution.

WHO cone bio-assays of classical and new-generation long-lasting insecticidal nets call for innovative insecticides targeting the knock-down resistance mechanism in Benin

February 15, 2017 - 17:31 -- Open Access
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Marius Allossogbe, Virgile Gnanguenon, Martin Akogbeto, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:77, 15 February 2017

This study showed that the new-generation LLINs treated with pyrethroids and PBO showed better efficacy compared to conventional LLINs.

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Physical integrity and residual bio-efficacy of used LLINs in three cities of the South-West region of Cameroon 4 years after the first national mass-distribution campaign

January 24, 2017 - 17:56 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Stravensky T. Boussougou-Sambe, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Geraud C. T. Tasse, Josiane Etang, Jerome A. Binyang, Lynda D. Nouage, Gaston Wamba, Peter Enyong and Eric B. Fokam
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:31, 17 January 2017

These findings pinpoint the need for more frequent replacement of LLINs especially for people with low SES and also the need for the promotion of good practices on the maintenance and washing of nets.

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The effect of small solar powered ‘Bͻkͻͻ’ net fans on mosquito net use: results from a randomized controlled cross-over trial in southern Ghana

January 7, 2017 - 14:33 -- Open Access
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Olivier J. T. Briët, Joshua O. Yukich, Joseph Keating, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:12, 3 January 2017

This pilot study could not provide definitive evidence that fans increase net use.

Perceptions on the effect of small electric fans on comfort inside bed nets in southern Ghana: a qualitative study

December 7, 2016 - 17:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mulako S. Jaeger, Olivier J. T. Briët, Joseph Keating, Collins K. Ahorlu, Joshua O. Yukich, Samuel Oppong, Peter Nardini and Constanze Pfeiffer
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:580, 1 December 2016

The general acceptance of the net fan system by the study participants highlights the potential of the intervention to improve comfort inside mosquito nets.

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Communication for behavioural impact in enhancing utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets among mothers of under-five children in rural North Sudan: an experimental study

October 18, 2016 - 18:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Yousif Mohammed Elmosaad, Magda Elhadi, Asif Khan, Elfatih Mohamed Malik and Ilias Mahmud
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:509, 18 October 2016

These results established the usefulness of COMBI strategy for increasing awareness about malaria, developing a positive perception towards malaria prevention and, increasing the utilization of LLINs.

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NOT Open Access | Delayed mortality effects cut the malaria transmission potential of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes From the Cover

August 19, 2016 - 18:45 -- NOT Open Access
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Mafalda Viana, Angela Hughes, Jason Matthiopoulos, Hilary Ranson, and Heather M. Ferguson
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PNAS August 9, 2016 vol. 113 no. 32 8975-8980

Malaria transmission has been substantially reduced across Africa through the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs).

Assessing the availability of LLINs for continuous distribution through routine antenatal care and the Expanded Programme on Immunizations in sub-Saharan Africa

May 6, 2016 - 17:59 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Katherine Theiss-Nyland, Michael Lynch and Jo Lines
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:255, 4 May 2016

These continuous LLIN distribution channels appear to be under-utilized, especially EPI-based distribution.

Durability of Olyset campaign nets distributed between 2009 and 2011 in eight districts of Tanzania

April 5, 2016 - 16:39 -- Open Access
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Dennis J. Massue, Sarah J. Moore, Lena M. Lorenz, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:176, 18 March 2016

Two-to-four years after a mass campaign, only 39 % of distributed nets remain both present and in serviceable physical condition, a functional survival considerably below WHO assumptions of 50 % survival of a ‘three-year’ net.

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Comparative performance of three experimental hut designs for measuring malaria vector responses to insecticides in Tanzania

March 16, 2016 - 07:30 -- Open Access
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Dennis J. Massue, William N. Kisinza, Bernard B. Malongo, Charles S. Mgaya, John Bradley, Jason D. Moore, Filemoni F. Tenu and Sarah J. Moore
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:165, 15 March 2016

Both East African and Ifakara huts performed in a similar way although Ifakara huts allowed more mosquitoes to enter, increasing data power.

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