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Performance of four HRP-2/pLDH combination rapid diagnostic tests and field microscopy as screening tests for malaria in pregnancy in Indonesia: a cross-sectional study

November 4, 2015 - 11:49 -- Open Access
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Rukhsana Ahmed, Elvira Levy, Sylvia Maratina, Judith de Jong, Puji Asih, Ismail Rozi, William Hawley, Din Syafruddin, Feiko ter Kuile
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:420 (29 October 2015)

The diagnostic accuracy to detect malaria among mostly asymptomatic pregnant women and perceived ease of use was slightly better with First-Response ® , but overall, differences between the four RDTs were small and performance comparable to field microscopy.

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Perceptions of malaria and acceptance of rapid diagnostic tests and related treatment practises among community members and health care providers in Greater Garissa, North Eastern Province, Kenya

December 22, 2014 - 13:47 -- Open Access
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Diggle E, Asgary R, Gore-Langton G, Nahashon E, Mungai J, Harrison R, Abagira A, Eves K, Grigoryan Z, Soti D, Juma E, Allan R
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :502 (17 December 2014)

Gaps in knowledge or incorrect beliefs exist in Greater Garissa and have the potential to act as barriers to complete and correct malaria case management.

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Qualitative study of presumptive treatment of childhood malaria in third tier tertiary hospitals in southeast Nigeria: a focus group and in-depth study

December 4, 2013 - 10:16 -- Open Access
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Ughasoro MD, Okoli CC, Uzochukwu BS
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :436 (1 December 2013)
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Provision of RDTs is the only feasible means to treatment of confirmed malaria at the time healthcare providers review a patient on day zero.

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Elevated dry-season malaria prevalence associated with fine-scale spatial patterns of environmental risk: a case--control study of children in rural Malawi

November 19, 2013 - 07:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Townes LR, Mwandama D, Mathanga DP, Wilson ML
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :407 (11 November 2013)
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This study provides evidence for significant, dry-season heterogeneity of malaria prevalence strongly linked to peridomestic land use, and particularly of elevated risk associated with nearby crop production.

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Laboratory malaria diagnostic capacity in health facilities in five administrative zones of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

November 23, 2010 - 07:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Bereket Hailegiorgis, Samuel Girma, Richard Reithinger, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 15, Issue 12, pages 1449–1457, December 2010

This is the first published report on malaria diagnostic capacity in Ethiopia.

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