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Housing Improvements and Malaria Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Analysis of Survey Data

March 16, 2017 - 16:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lucy S. Tusting, Christian Bottomley, Harry Gibson, Immo Kleinschmidt, Andrew J. Tatem, Steve W. Lindsay, Peter W. Gething
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PLoS Med 14(2): e1002234

Housing quality is an important risk factor for malaria infection across the spectrum of malaria endemicity in SSA, with a strength of association between housing quality and malaria similar to that observed between ITN use and malaria.

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Evaluating indoor residual spray for reducing malaria infection prevalence in Eritrea: Results from a community randomized control trial

July 26, 2011 - 06:52 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Joseph Keating, Andrea Locatelli, Andemariam Gebremichael, Tewolde Ghebremeskel, Jacob Mufunda, Selam Mihreteab, Daniel Berhane, Pedro Carneiro
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Acta Tropica, Volume 119, Issues 2-3, August 2011, Pages 107-113

This paper examines the relationship between indoor residual spray (IRS) and malaria parasite infection in Gash Barka Zone, Eritrea, an area with near universal coverage of insecticide treated bednets (ITN) and already low malaria parasite prevalence.

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Open Access | Relationship between care-givers' misconceptions and non-use of ITNs by under-five Nigerian children

June 23, 2011 - 14:14 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Arogundade ED, Adebayo SB, Anyanti J, Nwokolo E, Ladipo O, Ankomah A, Meremikwu MM
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:170 (22 June 2011)

Misconceptions about causes and prevention of malaria by caregivers adversely influence the use ITN by under-five children. Appropriate communication strategies should correct these misconceptions.

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Open Access | Implementing school malaria surveys in Kenya: towards a national surveillance system

November 3, 2010 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Gitonga CW, Karanja PN, Kihara J, Mwanje M, Juma E, Snow RW, Noor AM, Brooker S
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:306 (30 October 2010)

School malaria surveys provide a rapid, cheap and sustainable approach to malaria surveillance which can complement household surveys, and in Kenya, show that large areas of the country do not merit any direct school-based control, but schoolbased interventions, coupled with strengthened communitybased strategies, are warranted in western and coastal Kenya.

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Open Access | Impact of national malaria control scale-up programmes in Africa: magnitude and attribution of effects

November 2, 2010 - 07:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Steketee RW, Campbell CC
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:299 (27 October 2010)

Several factors potentially have contributed to recent health improvement in African countries, but there is substantial evidence that achieving high malaria control intervention coverage, especially with ITNs and targeted IRS, has been the leading contributor to reduced child mortality.

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Open Access | Changing malaria intervention coverage, transmission and hospitalization in Kenya

October 22, 2010 - 06:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Okiro EA, Alegana VA, Noor AM, Snow RW
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:285 (15 October 2010)

This study provides evidence of significant within and between location heterogeneity in temporal trends of malaria disease burden. Plausible drivers for changing disease incidence suggest a complex combination of mechanisms, not easily measured retrospectively.

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Open Access | System effectiveness of a targeted free mass distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets in Zanzibar, Tanzania

June 22, 2010 - 10:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Beer N, Ali AS, de Savigny D, Al-mafazy AH, Ramsan M, Abass AK, Omari RS, Bjorkman A, Kallander K
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:173 (18 June 2010)

Targeted free mass distribution of LLINs can result in high and equitable bed net coverage among children under five. However, in order to sustain high effective coverage, there is need for complimentary distribution strategies between mass distribution campaigns.

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Open Access | Progress and challenges to control malaria in a remote area of Chittagong hill tracts, Bangladesh

June 11, 2010 - 09:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Haque U, Hashizume M, Sunahara T, Hossain S, Masud Ahmed S, Haque R, Yamamoto T, Glass GE
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:156 (10 June 2010)

Closeness to health facilities runs by the malaria control programme and drug vendors were significantly associated with the choice of treatment. A high proportion of people preferred drug vendors without having a proper diagnosis.

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Cohort trial reveals community impact of insecticide-treated nets on malariometric indices in urban Ghana

June 7, 2010 - 11:38 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Eveline K., Kwabena A., et al.
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 496-503

With urban populations growing rapidly across Africa, this study shows that ITNs will be an effective tool to assist African countries to achieve their Millennium Development Goals in urban settings.

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Open Access | Assessing bed net use and non-use after long-lasting insecticidal net distribution: a simple framework to guide programmatic strategies

May 19, 2010 - 09:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Vanden Eng JL, Thwing J, Wolkon A, Kulkarni MA, Manya A, Erskine M, Hightower A, Slutsker L
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:133 (18 May 2010)

The framework outlined in this paper provides a helpful tool to examine the deficiencies in ITN use. Monitoring and evaluation strategies designed to assess ITN ownership and use can easily incorporate this approach using existing data collection instruments that measure the standard indicators.

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