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long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN)

Caregivers’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets among under-five children in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria

June 19, 2018 - 14:44 -- Open Access
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Oluwaseyi K. Israel, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Ayo S. Adebowale, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Oyindamola B. Yusuf, Abisola Oladimeji and Olufemi Ajumobi
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:231, 18 June 2018

The level of knowledge of respondents about LLIN was high and the utilization of LLIN among U5 was above average, however, it is still far below the 80% target. Efforts should be made to further improve utilization of LLIN through intensified promotion and health education.

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Insecticide resistance status of the malaria mosquitoes: Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in eastern and northern Uganda

April 10, 2018 - 15:47 -- Open Access
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Michael Okia, David F. Hoel, James Kirunda, John Bosco Rwakimari, Betty Mpeka, Denis Ambayo, Ananya Price, David W. Oguttu, Albert P. Okui and John Govere
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:157, 6 April 2018

Both An. gambiae and An. funestus are resistant to pyrethroids but fully susceptible to bendiocarb at all sites.

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Experimental hut evaluation of a novel long-lasting non-pyrethroid durable wall lining for control of pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in Tanzania

February 21, 2017 - 15:34 -- Open Access
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Robert Malima, Basiliana Emidi, William Kisinza, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:82, 17 February 2017

Despite high mortality in bioassays, the hut trial produced only limited mortality which was attributed to pyrethroid resistance against the pyrethroid ITWL and low efficacy in the non-pyrethroid ITWL.

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Long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) ownership, use and cost of implementation after a mass distribution campaign in Kasaï Occidental Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

January 14, 2017 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Henry Maggi Ntuku, Laura Ruckstuhl, Jean-Emmanuel Julo-Réminiac, Solange E. Umesumbu, Alain Bokota, Antoinette Kitoto Tshefu and Christian Lengeler
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:22, 9 January 2017

The mass distribution campaign was effective for rapidly increasing LLIN ownership and use.

Effectiveness of malaria control interventions in Madagascar: a nationwide case–control survey

February 15, 2016 - 14:38 -- Open Access
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Thomas Kesteman, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Vaomalala Raharimanga, Laurence Randrianasolo, Patrice Piola and Christophe Rogier
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:83, 11 February 2016

In Madagascar, LLIN and IRS had good PE against clinical malaria.

Assuring access to topical mosquito repellents within an intensive distribution scheme: a case study in a remote province of Cambodia

November 24, 2015 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Somony Heng, Lies Durnez, Vincent Sluydts, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:468 (24 November 2015)

After the existing public health system was reinforced with programmatic and logistic support, an intense 2-weekly distribution scheme of a vector control tool over a 2-year period was operated successfully in the field.

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Impact of a behaviour change intervention on long-lasting insecticidal net care and repair behaviour and net condition in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

February 3, 2015 - 16:08 -- Open Access
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Hannah Koenker, Albert Kilian, Gabrielle Hunter, Angela Acosta, Leah Scandurra, Babafunke Fagbemi, Emmanuel O Onyefunafoa, Megan Fotheringham, Matthew Lynch
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:18 (21 January 2015)

Exposure to multiple channels of a comprehensive BCC intervention was associated with improved attitude scores, and with improved net condition at endline.

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Nationwide evaluation of malaria infections, morbidity, mortality, and coverage of malaria control interventions in Madagascar

December 11, 2014 - 05:13 -- Open Access
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Thomas Kesteman, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Chiarella Mattern, Emma Raboanary, Dolorès Pourette, Florian Girond, Vaomalala Raharimanga, Laurence Randrianasolo, Patrice Piola, Christophe Rogier
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:465 (28 November 2014)

This study provides valuable data for the evaluation of effectiveness and factors affecting MCI.

"When I sleep under the net, nothing bothers me; I sleep well and I'm happy": Senegal's culture of net use and how inconveniences to net use do not translate to net abandonment

September 19, 2014 - 14:26 -- Open Access
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Berthe S, Loll D, Faye SL, Wone I, Koenker H, Arnold B, Weber R
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :357 (12 September 2014)

Despite prior evidence that barriers such as heat, shape, insecticide and perceived mosquito density contribute to non-use of LLINs in other countries, this study has shown that these factors are considered more as nuisances and that they do not consistently prevent the use of nets among respondents in Senegal.

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"We are supposed to take care of it": a qualitative examination of care and repair behaviour of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

August 25, 2014 - 09:32 -- Open Access
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Hunter GC, Scandurra L, Acosta A, Koenker H, Obi E, Weber R
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :320 (14 August 2014)

This study provides novel and valuable insights on the perceptions and attitudes of LLIN users in Nasarawa, Nigeria on the durability of bed nets, how to care for and repair nets, and for what reasons.

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