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Net age, but not integrity, may be associated with decreased protection against Plasmodium falciparum infection in southern Malawi

September 30, 2019 - 13:38 -- Open Access
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Liana R. Andronescu, Andrea G. Buchwald, Miriam K. Laufer, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:329, 24 September 2019

Distribution campaigns for insecticide-treated nets (ITN) have increased the use of ITNs in Malawi, but malaria prevalence remains high even among those using the nets. Previous studies have addressed ITN ownership, insecticide resistance, and frequency of ITN use as possible contributing factors to the high prevalence of malaria infection despite high ITN coverage, but have rarely considered whether the condition of the ITN, or how many people use it, impacts efficacy. This study assessed how ITN integrity, ITN age, and the number of persons sharing a net might mitigate or reduce protective efficacy among self-identified ITN users in Malawi.

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Can ITN distribution policies increase children’s ITN use? A DHS analysis

June 11, 2019 - 14:38 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Katherine Theiss-Nyland, Jo Lines and Paul Fine
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:191, 8 June 2019

Insecticide-treated nets (ITN) have largely been distributed via mass distribution campaigns. Since 2011, however, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended additional ITN distribution via routine antenatal care (ANC) and expanded programme on immunization (EPI) services. Countries have begun to implement these routine facility-based distribution strategies, but inconsistently, and there is little research on outcomes of these new programmes. This paper investigates the impact of ITN distribution policies on children’s net use, comparing countries with different policies in place.

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Knowledge, motivation, self-efficacy, and their association with insecticidal net use among pregnant women in a secondary health centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria

October 17, 2018 - 15:02 -- Open Access
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Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Salmiah Md Said, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Bachok Norsa’adah and Bala Audu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:359, 12 October 2018

A large proportion of pregnant women in this study were not sleeping under ITNs.

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Factors associated with the use of mosquito bed nets: results from two cross-sectional household surveys in Zambézia Province, Mozambique

April 11, 2016 - 16:25 -- Open Access
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Troy D. Moon, Caleb B. Hayes, Meridith Blevins, Melanie L. Lopez, Ann F. Green, Lazaro González-Calvo and Omo Olupona
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:196, 11 April 2016

Intensified focus on the poorest, least educated, and most distant from health services is needed to improve equity of ITN availability and usage.

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Evaluation of the behaviour change communication and community mobilization activities in Myanmar artemisinin resistance containment zones

January 2, 2016 - 18:38 -- Open Access
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Myat Nyunt, Khin Aye, Kyaw San, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:522 (23 December 2015)

Efforts should focus on correcting misconceptions about malaria transmission, prevention and universal use of ITN/LLINs.

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Universal coverage with insecticide-treated nets -- applying the revised indicators for ownership and use to the Nigeria 2010 malaria indicator survey data

September 12, 2013 - 05:58 -- Open Access
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Kilian A, Koenker H, Baba E, Onyefunafoa EO, Selby RA, Lokko K, Lynch M
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:314 (10 September 2013)
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The expanded ITN indicators to assess universal coverage provide strong tools for a comprehensive system effectiveness analysis that produces clear, actionable evidence of progress as well as the need for specific additional interventions clearly differentiating between gaps in ownership and use.

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Trends in malaria cases, hospital admissions and deaths following scale-up of anti-malarial interventions, 2000-2010, Rwanda

July 24, 2012 - 11:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Karema C, Aregawi MW, Rukundo A, Kabayiza A, Mulindahabi M, Fall IS, Gausi K, Williams RO, Lynch M, Cibulskis R, Fidele N, Nyemazi J, Ngamije D, Umulisa I, Newman R, Binagwaho A
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:236 (23 July 2012)

MalariaWorldA greater than 50% decline in confirmed malaria cases, admissions and deaths at district hospitals in Rwanda since 2005 followed a marked increase in ITN coverage and use of ACT.

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Open Access | Reductions in malaria and anaemia case and death burden at hospitals following scale-up of malaria control in Zanzibar, 1999-2008

February 24, 2011 - 07:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Aregawi MW, Ali AS, Al-mafazy A, Molteni F, Katikiti S, Warsame M, Njau RJ, Komatsu R, Korenromp E, Hosseini M, Low-Beer D, Bjorkman A, D'Alessandro U, Marc Coosemans M, Otten M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:46 (18 February 2011)

Scaling-up effective malaria interventions reduced malaria-related burden at health facilities by over 75% within 5 years.

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