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Open Access | Comparative feasibility of implementing rapid diagnostic test and microscopy for parasitological diagnosis of malaria in Uganda

December 21, 2011 - 10:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Batwala V, Magnussen P, Nuwaha F
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:373 (19 December 2011)

MalariaWorldIt was more feasible to implement parasite-based diagnosis for malaria using RDT than with microscopy.

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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 | Malaria Rapid Testing by Community Health Workers Is Effective and Safe for Targeting Malaria Treatment: Randomised Cross-Over Trial in Tanzania

July 14, 2011 - 07:26 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Marycelina Mubi, Annika Janson, Marian Warsame, Andreas Mårtensson, Karin Källander, Max G. Petzold, Billy Ngasala, Gloria Maganga, Lars L. Gustafsson, Amos Massele, Göran Tomson, Zul Premji, Anders Björkman
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PLoS ONE 6(7): e19753

RDTs in the hands of CHWs may safely improve early and well-targeted ACT treatment in malaria patients at community level in Africa.

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Open Access | Use of remote sensing to identify spatial risk factors for malaria in a region of declining transmission: a cross-sectional and longitudinal community survey

June 14, 2011 - 14:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Moss WJ, Hamapumbu H, Kobayashi T, Shields T, Kamanga A, Clennon J, Mharakurwa S, Thuma PE, Glass G
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:163 (10 June 2011)

Remote sensing technologies can be used to target malaria control interventions in a region of declining malaria transmission in southern Zambia, enabling a more efficient use of resources for malaria elimination.

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Open Access | Community case management of malaria using ACT and RDT in two districts in Zambia: achieving high adherence to test results using Community Health Workers

June 13, 2011 - 07:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Chanda P, Hamainza B, Moonga HB, Chalwe V, Pagnoni F
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:158 (9 June 2011)

CHWs are effective delivery points for prompt and effective malaria case management at community level.

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Open Access | Comparative evaluation of two rapid field tests for malaria diagnosis: Partec Rapid Malaria Test(R) and Binax Now(R) Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test.

May 24, 2011 - 14:52 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Bernard Nkrumah, Samuel E.K Acquah, Frank Huenger, et al.
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:143

We compared two recent methods (the novel Partec Rapid Malaria Test(R) (PT) and the Binax Now(R) Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (BN RDT) with the conventional Giemsa stain microscopy (GM) for the diagnosis of malaria among children in a clinical laboratory of a hospital in a rural endemic area of Ghana.

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Use of an HRP2-based rapid diagnostic test to guide treatment of children admitted to hospital in a malaria-endemic area of north-east Tanzania

April 20, 2011 - 07:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
George Mtove, Behzad Nadjm, Ben Amos, Ilse C. E. Hendriksen, Florida Muro and Hugh Reyburn
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 5, pages 545–550, May 2011

For children with severe febrile illness, at least two reliable negative parasitological test results should be available to justify withholding antimalarial treatment; the optimal choice of these has yet to be identified.

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Informed decision-making before changing to RDT: a comparison of microscopy, rapid diagnostic test and molecular techniques for the diagnosis and identification of malaria parasites in Kassala, eastern Sudan

November 23, 2010 - 07:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mamoun M. M. Osman, Bakri Y. M. Nour, Mohamed F. Sedig, Laura De Bes, Adil M. Babikir, Ahmed A. Mohamedani and Petra F. Mens
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 15, Issue 12, pages 1442–1448, December 2010

PCR has proven to be one of the most specific and sensitive diagnostic methods, particularly for malaria cases with low parasitaemia.

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Open Access | Community acceptability of use of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria by community health workers in Uganda

July 14, 2010 - 12:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mukanga D, Tibenderana JK, Kiguli J, Pariyo GW, Waiswa P, Bajunirwe F, Mutamba B, Counihan H, Ojiambo G, Kallander K
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:203 (13 July 2010)

Use of RDTs by CMDs is likely to be acceptable by community members given that CMDs are properly trained, and receive regular technical supervision and logistical support. A well-designed behaviour change communication strategy is needed to address the anticipated programmatic challenges as well as community fears and stigma about drawing blood.

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Open Access | Use of RDTs to improve malaria diagnosis and fever case management at primary health care facilities in Uganda

July 13, 2010 - 14:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kyabayinze DJ, Asiimwe C, Nakanjako D, Nabakooza J, Counihan H, Tibenderana JK
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:200 (12 July 2010)

Use of RDTs resulted in a 2-fold reduction in anti-malarial drug prescription at LLHCFs. The study demonstrated that RDT use is feasible at LLHCFs, and can lead to better targetting of malaria treatment.

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