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insecticide-treated nets (ITNs)

Models of effectiveness of interventions against malaria transmitted by Anopheles albimanus

August 5, 2019 - 16:41 -- Open Access
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Olivier J. T. Briët, Daniel E. Impoinvil, Nakul Chitnis, Emilie Pothin, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Joseph Frederic and Thomas A. Smith
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:263, 1 August 2019

Most impact prediction of malaria vector control interventions has been based on African vectors. Anopheles albimanus, the main vector in Central America and the Caribbean, has higher intrinsic mortality, is more zoophilic and less likely to rest indoors. Therefore, relative impact among interventions may be different. Prioritizing interventions, in particular for eliminating Plasmodium falciparum from Haiti, should consider local vector characteristics.

Linking human behaviours and malaria vector biting risk in south-eastern Tanzania

June 11, 2019 - 15:07 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Marceline F. Finda, Irene R. Moshi, Fredros O. Okumu, et al.
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PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217414

To accelerate malaria elimination in areas where core interventions such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are already widely used, it is crucial to consider additional factors associated with persistent transmission.

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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
Author(s): 
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.

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