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An analysis of country adoption and implementation of the 2012 WHO recommendations for intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa

October 17, 2018 - 15:13 -- Open Access
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Marianne Henry, Lia Florey, Susan Youll and Julie R. Gutman
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:364, 16 October 2018

Overall, coverage of both IPTp2+ and IPTp3+ has improved in recent years.

Adherence to Ebola-specific malaria case management guidelines at health facilities in Guinea during the West African Ebola epidemic

June 19, 2018 - 14:39 -- Open Access
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Ian Hennessee, Timothée Guilavogui, Alioune Camara, Eric S. Halsey, Barbara Marston, Deborah McFarland, Matthew Freeman and Mateusz M. Plucinski
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:230, 14 June 2018

Adherence to guidance on malaria case management in EVD-affected countries was low at the height of the EVD epidemic in Guinea, and there was substantial malaria diagnostic testing in the absence of adequate PPE, which could have contributed to increased EVD transmission in the healthcare setting.

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Resistance screening and trend analysis of imported falciparum malaria in NSW, Australia (2010 to 2016)

June 5, 2018 - 14:48 -- Open Access
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Christiane Prosser, Wieland Meyer, John Ellis, Rogan Lee
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PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197369

The C580Y finding from outside of the greater Mekong subregion supports the consensus to upscale molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistance outside of South East Asia.

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Demand-related factors influencing caregivers’ awareness of malaria tests and health workers’ testing practices, in Makarfi, Nigeria

December 13, 2017 - 15:50 -- Open Access
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Olufemi Ajumobi, Kabir Sabitu, Jenny Liu, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:487, 12 December 2017

Uptake of malaria testing prior to treatment can be improved by increasing its awareness and addressing misunderstandings among caregivers, promoting testing practices among health workers, and availing caregivers living farther from health centres alternative opportunities for community case management of febrile illnesses.

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Critique of WHO 2017 Malaria Report

December 11, 2017 - 17:21 -- William Jobin
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The 2017 WHO report on the status of malaria at the end of 2016 is a mixture of good news and bad news, with the bad news predominating. Although Dr. Tedros, the Director General of WHO and Prof. Alonso, the Director of the Global Malaria Program are to be commended for their frank presentation of the negative trends, they need to identify the reasons for these trends if we are to make the changes needed to reverse them.

Thus I will attempt herein to analyze some of the reasons for these negative trends, and suggest changes needed if we are to overcome them.

Factors influencing the use of malaria prevention strategies by women in Senegal: a cross-sectional study

November 21, 2017 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Amy K. Bei, Aminata Mboup, Ambroise Ahouidi, Moussa Sarr, Souleymane Mboup and Oumar Gaye
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:470, 21 November 2017

This study has shown important factors that influence the uptake of malaria prevention methods during pregnancy in Senegal.

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Temporal variation in confirmed diagnosis of fever-related malarial cases among children under-5 years by community health workers and in health facilities between years 2013 and 2015 in Siaya County, Kenya

November 14, 2017 - 15:48 -- Open Access
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Donald O. Apat, John M. Gachohi, Mohamed Karama, Jusper R. Kiplimo and Sonia E. Sachs
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:454, 9 November 2017

CHWs have the potential to play a major role in diagnosing and treating malaria, thereby decreasing under-five children mortality.

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Towards eliminating malaria in high endemic countries: the roles of community health workers and related cadres and their challenges in integrated community case management for malaria: a systematic review

January 4, 2017 - 17:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Bruno F. Sunguya, Linda B. Mlunde, Rakesh Ayer and Masamine Jimba
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:10, 3 January 2017

Community health workers and related cadres had important preventive, case management and promotive roles in malaria interventions.

Health worker and policy-maker perspectives on use of intramuscular artesunate for pre-referral and definitive treatment of severe malaria at health posts in Ethiopia

October 19, 2016 - 17:24 -- Open Access
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Takele Kefyalew, Zelalem Kebede, Prudence Hamade, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:507, 18 October 2016

From the perspective of health workers, use of intramuscular artesunate as pre-referral treatment of severe malaria cases at the health post is possible but dependent on training and availability of skilled workers.

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