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Environmental temperatures significantly change the impact of insecticides measured using WHOPES protocols

September 16, 2014 - 14:14 -- Open Access
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Glunt KD, Paaijmans KP, Read AF, Thomas MB
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :350 (3 September 2014)

A single population of An. stephensi could be classified by WHO criteria as susceptible or resistant to a given chemical, depending on the temperature at which the mosquitoes were exposed.

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Malaria treatment policy change in Uganda: what role did evidence play?

September 8, 2014 - 14:55 -- Open Access
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Orem JN, Ssengooba F, Macq J, Criel B
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :345 (2 September 2014)

The results agree with facilitatory factors identified in the earlier developed MRT, though additional factors emerged.

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Women's Access and Provider Practices for the Case Management of Malaria during Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

September 4, 2014 - 11:46 -- Open Access
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Jenny Hill, Lauren D'Mello-Guyett, Jenna Hoyt, Anna M. van Eijk, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Jayne Webster
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PLoS Med 11(8): e1001688

A systematic assessment of the extent of substandard case management practices of malaria in pregnancy is required, as well as quality improvement interventions that reach all providers administering antimalarial drugs in the community.

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Effects of modifying the World Health Organization standard operating procedures for malaria microscopy to improve surveillance in resource poor settings

April 22, 2014 - 17:55 -- Open Access
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Fernando SD, Ihalamulla RL, Wickremasinghe R, de Silva NL, Thilakarathne JH, Wijeyaratne P, Premaratne RG
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :98 (15 March 2014)

The modifications made to the World Health Organization (WHO) standard operating procedures to improve the quality of smears have been studied.

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Using search queries for malaria surveillance, Thailand

November 14, 2013 - 08:08 -- Open Access
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Ocampo AJ, Chunara R, Brownstein JS
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :390 (4 November 2013)
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Models built from Google search queries were able to adequately estimate malaria activity trends in Thailand, from 2005–2010, according to official malaria case counts reported by WHO.

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Integrated vector management: a critical strategy for combating vector-borne diseases in South Sudan

October 31, 2013 - 07:13 -- Open Access
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Chanda E, Govere JM, Macdonald MB, Lako RL, Haque U, Baba SP, Mnzava A
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :369 (25 October 2013)
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The potential of integrating vector-borne disease control is enormous in South Sudan.

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Proposed use of spatial mortality assessments as part of the pesticide evaluation scheme for vector control

October 22, 2013 - 07:41 -- Open Access
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Mosqueira B, Chabi J, Chandre F, Akogbeto M, Hougard J, Carnevale P, Mas-Coma S
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :366 (18 October 2013)
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A comprehensive evaluation of the full profile of insecticide products, both upon contact and spatially, may help rationalize vector control efforts more efficiently.

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Not Open Access | Imported Malaria Cases: A Source of Moving Backward From Elimination to the Preelimination Phase in Malaria Control

September 11, 2013 - 18:50 -- NOT Open Access
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Samad E. J. Golzari, Kamyar Ghabili, Hadi Mohammad Khanli, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Babak Sabermarouf
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Clin Infect Dis. (2013) 57 (7): 1061-1062.
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Among the countries with low malaria burden limited to certain areas and with effective malaria programs, Iran has experienced a gradual decline in malaria over the past decade, now approaching the ultimate goal of disease elimination.

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Prognostic indicators in adults hospitalized with falciparum malaria in Western Thailand

July 9, 2013 - 12:03 -- Open Access
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Newton PN, Stepniewska K, Dondorp A, Silamut K, Chierakul W, Krishna S, Davis TM, Suputtamongkol Y, Angus B, Pukrittayakamee S, Ruangveerayuth R, Hanson J, Day NP, White NJ
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:229 (8 July 2013)
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The mortality of severe malaria in adults has fallen and the switch from quinine to artesunate has probably been an important contributor.

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World Malaria Report 2012

May 23, 2013 - 17:30 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report. It highlights the progress made towards the global malaria targets set for 2015, and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination.

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