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Restricted | The changing limits and incidence of malaria in Africa: 1939-2009

May 7, 2012 - 14:08 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Snow RW, Amratia P, Kabaria CW, Noor AM, Marsh K
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Advances in Parasitology, 78: 169-262

Understanding the historical, temporal changes of malaria risk following control efforts in Africa provides a unique insight into what has been and might be archived towards a long-term ambition of elimination on the continent. 

 

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rsnow@nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org

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Open Access | Mobile Phone Text Messaging: Tool for Malaria Control in Africa

March 7, 2012 - 13:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Dejan Zurovac, Ambrose O. Talisuna, Robert W. Snow
Reference: 
PLoS Med 9(2): e1001176

MalariaWorldAcross many malaria-endemic areas in rural Africa, health systems are weak, infrastructure is poor, and poverty is widespread.

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Open Access | Understanding the population genetics of Plasmodium vivax is essential for malaria control and elimination

January 12, 2012 - 07:47 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Arnott A, Barry AE, Reeder JC
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:14 (10 January 2012)

MalariaWorldTraditionally, infection with Plasmodium vivax was thought to be benign and self-limiting, however, recent evidence has demonstrated that infection with P. vivax can also result in severe illness and death.

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Open Access | African Malaria Control Programs Deliver ITNs and Achieve What the Clinical Trials Predicted

September 7, 2011 - 08:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Thomas P. Eisele, Richard W. Steketee
Reference: 
PLoS Med 8(9): e1001091

There is robust evidence of the efficacy of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) in reducing malaria parasite prevalence, incidence, and all-cause child mortality from carefully conducted trials in sub-Saharan Africa across a range of transmission settings.

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Open Access | Malaria elimination in Isabel Province, Solomon Islands: establishing a surveillance-response system to prevent introduction and reintroduction of malaria

August 16, 2011 - 12:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
O'Sullivan MJ, Kenilorea G, Yamaguchi Y, Bobogare A, Losi L, Atkinson J, Vallely A, Whittaker M, Tanner M, Wijesinghe R
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:235 (11 August 2011)

A robust surveillance-response system is essential when moving towards malaria elimination.

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Open Access | The architecture and effect of participation: a systematic review of community participation for communicable disease control and elimination. Implications for malaria elimination

August 10, 2011 - 06:56 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Atkinson JM, Vallely A, Fitzgerald L, Whittaker M, Tanner M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:225 (4 August 2011)

The current global malaria elimination campaign calls for a health systems strengthening approach to provide an enabling environment for programmes in developing countries.

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Insecticide resistance in the Anopheles gambiae complex in Benin: a nationwide survey (pages 256–267)

August 10, 2011 - 06:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
L. Djogbenou, N. Pasteur, M. Akogbeto, M. Weill, F. Chandre
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 256–267, September 2011

Benin has embraced World Health Organization-recommended preventive strategies to control malaria.

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Open Access | Designing a sustainable strategy for malaria control?

August 4, 2011 - 12:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Shiff C, Thuma P, Sullivan D, Mharakurwa S
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:220 (3 August 2011)

Malaria in the 21st century is showing signs of declining over much of its distribution, including several countries in Africa where previously this was not thought to be feasible.

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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
Reference: 
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 | False positive circumsporozoite protein ELISA: a challenge for the estimation of the entomological inoculation rate of malaria and for vector incrimination

July 19, 2011 - 08:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Durnez L, Van Bortel W, Denis L, Roelants P, Veracx A, Trung HD, Sochantha T, Coosemans M
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:195 (18 July 2011)

The CSP-ELISA can considerably overestimate the EIR, particularly for P. falciparum and for zoophilic species. The heat-unstable cross-reacting antigen in false positives remains unknown.

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