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insecticide-treated nets (ITNs)

Determinants of bed net use conditional on access in population surveys in Ghana

March 12, 2019 - 15:35 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Emily Ricotta, Samuel Oppong, Joshua O. Yukich and Olivier J. T. Briët
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:63, 8 March 2019

Net use conditional on access is affected by household characteristics and is also spatially-dependent in Ghana.

Implications of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets: evidence from health facility data from Benin

February 13, 2019 - 16:18 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Filémon T. Tokponnon, Yolande Sissinto, John Bradley, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:37, 11 February 2019

This study found no association between frequency of resistance and incidence of clinical malaria in an area where ITNs are the principal form of vector control.

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Dramatic decreases of malaria transmission intensities in Ifakara, south-eastern Tanzania since early 2000s

October 17, 2018 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Marceline F. Finda, Alex J. Limwagu, Halfan S. Ngowo, Nancy S. Matowo, Johnson K. Swai, Emmanuel Kaindoa and Fredros O. Okumu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:362, 16 October 2018

Malaria transmission in Ifakara has decreased by > 99% since early-2000s, reaching levels nearly undetectable with current entomological methods.

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Assessing whether universal coverage with insecticide-treated nets has been achieved: is the right indicator being used?

October 17, 2018 - 15:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Hannah Koenker, Fred Arnold, Albert Kilian, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:355, 11 October 2018

The two household-level indicators—one representing minimal coverage, the other only ‘universal’ coverage—provide an incomplete and potentially misleading picture of personal protection and the success of an ITN distribution programme.

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A cross-sectional analysis of ITN and IRS coverage in Namibia in 2013

July 17, 2018 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Sophie H. Allcock, Elizabeth H. Young and Manjinder S. Sandhu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:264, 16 July 2018

The prevalence of IRS and ITN interventions in 2013 did not reflect the Namibian government intervention targets.

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Malaria knowledge and bed net use in three transmission settings in southern Africa

January 22, 2018 - 16:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mufaro Kanyangarara, Harry Hamapumbu, William J. Moss, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:41, 19 January 2018

Relevant knowledge of ITNs translated into the expected preventive behaviour of sleeping under a bed net, underscoring the need for continued health messaging on malaria prevention.

Evaluation of a continuous community-based ITN distribution pilot in Lainya County, South Sudan 2012–2013

September 12, 2017 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Albert Kilian, Lisa Woods Schnurr, Matthew Lynch, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:363, 11 September 2017

ITN access and use improved significantly in the study area during the pilot, coming close to universal coverage targets.

Evaluation of community-based continuous distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets in Toamasina II District, Madagascar

August 14, 2017 - 15:35 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Celine Zegers de Beyl, Albert Kilian, Andrea Brown, Mohamad Sy-Ar, Richmond Ato Selby, Felicien Randriamanantenasoa, Jocelyn Ranaivosoa, Sixte Zigirumugabe, Lilia Gerberg, Megan Fotheringham, Matthew Lynch and Hannah Koenker
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:327, 10 August 2017

Household ITN ownership and population ITN access exceeded RBM targets after the 9-month community distribution pilot.

Effect of anti-malarial interventions on trends of malaria cases, hospital admissions and deaths, 2005–2015, Ghana

May 3, 2017 - 15:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Maru Aregawi, Keziah L. Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:177, 26 April 2017

The data provide compelling evidence of impact following LLIN mass campaigns targeting all ages since 2011, while maintaining other anti-malarial interventions.

Multi-dimensional knowledge of malaria among Nigerian caregivers: implications for insecticide-treated net use by children

October 26, 2016 - 17:31 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Lauretta Ovadje and Jerome Nriagu
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:516, 21 October 2016

There is a need to improve ITN coverage in Nigeria as ITN ownership was associated with ITN use.

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