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Open Access | Two-year evaluation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Children (IPTc) combined with timely home treatment for malaria control in Ghana

May 18, 2011 - 13:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Collins K Ahorlu, Kwadwo A Koram, Atsu Seake-Kwawu, Mitchell G Weiss
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:127 (15 May 2011)

The year-two-evaluation result indicates that IPTC given three times in a year (every four months) combined with timely treatment of febrile malaria illness, is effective to reduce malaria parasite prevalence in children aged 6 to 60 months in the study community.

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Open Access | Two Strategies for the Delivery of IPTc in an Area of Seasonal Malaria Transmission in The Gambia: A Randomised Controlled Trial

March 1, 2011 - 07:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kalifa A. Bojang, Francis Akor, Lesong Conteh, Emily Webb, Ousman Bittaye, David J. Conway, Momodou Jasseh, Virginia Wiseman, Paul J. Milligan, Brian Greenwood
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PLoS Med 8(2): e1000409

In this setting in The Gambia, delivery of IPTc to children 6 years of age and under by VHWs is more effective and less costly than delivery through RCH trekking clinics.

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The clinical impact of combining intermittent preventive treatment with home management of malaria in children aged below 5 years: cluster randomised trial

February 23, 2011 - 10:03 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Harry Tagbor, Matthew Cairns, Emmanuel Nakwa, Edmund Browne, Badu Sarkodie, Helen Counihan, Sylvia Meek and Daniel Chandramohan
Reference: 
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 280–289, March 2011

In this study area, incidence of fevers was lower in communities given three courses of IPTc during the time of peak transmission than in communities that received only HMM.

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Open Access | A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Children (IPTc)

February 17, 2011 - 06:29 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Anne L. Wilson, on behalf of the IPTc Taskforce
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PLoS ONE 6(2): e16976

IPTc is a safe method of malaria control that has the potential to avert a significant proportion of clinical malaria episodes in areas with markedly seasonal malaria transmission and also appears to have a substantial protective effect against all-cause mortality.

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Open Access | Effectiveness of combined intermittent preventive treatment for children and timely home treatment for malaria control

December 23, 2009 - 10:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Collins K Ahorlu, Kwadwo A Koram, Atsu K Seakey, Mitchell G Weiss
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:292 (11 December 2009)

This study explored the potential of a strategy of intermittent preventive treatment for children (IPTC) and timely treatment of malaria-related febrile illness in the home in reducing the parasite prevalence and malaria morbidity in young children in a coastal village in Ghana.

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