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Open Access | Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010

April 4, 2012 - 06:44 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Eisele TP, Larsen DA, Walker N, Cibulskis RE, Yukich JO, Zikusooka CM, Steketee RW
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:93 (28 March 2012)

MalariaWorldThe results suggest that funding for malaria prevention in Africa over the past decade has had a substantial impact on decreasing child deaths due to malaria.

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Open Access | Preventing malaria in pregnancy through community-directed interventions: evidence from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

August 10, 2011 - 08:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Okeibunor JC, Orji BC, Brieger W, Ishola G, Otolorin E, Rawlins B, Ndekhedehe EU, Onyeneho N, Fink G
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:227 (5 August 2011)

The presented results suggest that the inclusion of community-based programmes can substantially increase effective access to malaria prevention, and also increase access to formal health care access in general, and antenatal care attendance in particular in combination with supply side interventions.

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Open Access | Meeting report: Prevention and control of malaria and sleeping sickness in Africa: Where are we and where are we going?

March 22, 2011 - 12:36 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Vincent Corbel and Marie Claire Henry
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 16 March 2011

This scientific event aimed at identifying the gaps and research priorities in the prevention and control of malaria and sleeping sickness in Africa and to promote exchange between North and South in the fields of medical entomology, epidemiology, immunology and parasitology.

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Open Access | True versus Apparent Malaria Infection Prevalence: The Contribution of a Bayesian Approach

February 24, 2011 - 09:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Niko Speybroeck, Nicolas Praet, Annette Erhart, et al.
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PLoS ONE 6(2): e16705

Bayesian methods are useful for analyzing prevalence results when no gold standard diagnostic test is available.

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Appropriating “Malaria”: Local Responses to Malaria Treatment and Prevention in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

January 13, 2011 - 09:41 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Stefanie Granado, Lenore Manderson, Brigit Obrist, Marcel Tanner
Reference: 
Medical Anthropology, Volume 30, Issue 1 January 2011 , pages 102 - 121

Drawing on theoretical understandings of the introduction, transfer, and appropriation of concepts and material objects, we examine the processes of localization in relation to malaria in Abidjan, and in doing so, highlight the challenges for health professionals seeking to scale-up public health interventions.

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