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Open Access | Is dengue and malaria co-infection more severe than single infections? A retrospective matched-pair study in French Guiana

May 3, 2012 - 08:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Epelboin L, Hanf M, Dussart P, Ouar-Epelboin S, Djossou F, Nacher M, Carme B
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:142 (1 May 2012)

In the present study, dengue and malaria co-infection clinical picture seems to be more severe than single infections in French Guiana, with a greater risk of deep thrombocytopaenia and anaemia.

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‘As a clinician, you are not managing lab results, you are managing the patient’: How the enactment of malaria at health facilities in Cameroon compares with new WHO guidelines for the use of malaria tests

April 17, 2012 - 12:33 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Clare I.R. Chandler, Lindsay Mangham, Abanda Ngu Njei, Olivia Achonduh, Wilfred F. Mbacham, Virginia Wiseman
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Social Science & Medicine, Volume 74, Issue 10, May 2012, Pages 1528-1535

MalariaWorldWe aimed to understand how malaria tests and antimalarial drugs are currently used as part of social interactions between health workers and patients at public and mission health facilities in Yaoundé and Bamenda and surrounding districts in the Northwest region of Cameroon.

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Open Access | A refined estimate of the malaria burden in Niger

March 30, 2012 - 13:05 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Halidou Doudou M, Mahamadou A, Fandeur T, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:89 (27 March 2012)

MalariaWorldThese data highlight the absolute necessity of confirming all reported malaria cases by biological diagnosis methods, to increase the accuracy of the malaria indicators used in monitoring and evaluation processes and to improve patient care in the more remote areas of Niger.

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Open Access | Guidance on policy-making for integrated vector managemt

February 8, 2012 - 14:47 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Henk van den Berg, Clifford M. Mutero and Kazuyo Ichimori
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World Health Organization, Feb 6, 2012

MalariaWorldIntegrated vector management (IVM) is a rational decision-making process for ensuring optimal use of resources for vector control.

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Global malaria mortality between 1980 and 2010: a systematic analysis

February 3, 2012 - 14:46 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Christopher JL Murray, Lisa C Rosenfeld, Stephen S Lim, Kathryn G Andrews, Kyle J Foreman, Diana Haring, Nancy Fullman, Mohsen Naghavi, Rafael Lozano, Alan D Lopez
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The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9814, 4–10 February 2012, Pages 413-431

MalariaWorldOur findings show that the malaria mortality burden is larger than previously estimated, especially in adults.

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Open Access | Strengthening the policy setting process for global malaria control and elimination

February 1, 2012 - 07:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
D'Souza BJ, Newman RD
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:28 (27 January 2012)

MalariaWorldThe scale-up of malaria control efforts in recent years, coupled with major investments in malaria research, has produced impressive public health impact in a number of countries and has led to the development of new tools and strategies aimed at further consolidating malaria control goals.

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Production of amorphadiene in yeast, and its conversion to dihydroartemisinic acid, precursor to the antimalarial agent artemisinin

January 18, 2012 - 07:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Patrick J. Westfall, Douglas J. Pitera, Chris J. Paddon, et al.
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PNAS January 17, 2012 vol. 109 no. 3 E111-E118

MalariaWorldMalaria, caused by Plasmodium sp, results in almost one million deaths and over 200 million new infections annually.

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Review: Malaria in pregnancy in the Asia-Pacific region

December 22, 2011 - 09:04 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Marcus J Rijken, Rose McGready, Machteld E Boel, Rini Poespoprodjo, Neeru Singh, Din Syafruddin, Stephen Rogerson, François Nosten
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The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 75-88

MalariaWorldMost knowledge of the epidemiology, effect, treatment, and prevention of malaria in pregnancy in the Asia-Pacific region comes from India, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. Improved estimates of the morbidity and mortality of malaria in pregnancy are urgently needed.

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Open Access | What drives community adherence to indoor residual spraying (IRS) against malaria in Manhica district, rural Mozambique: a qualitative study

November 24, 2011 - 09:16 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Munguambe K, Pool R, Montgomery C, Bavo C, Nhacolo A, Fiosse L, Sacoor C, Nhalungo D, Mabunda S, Macete E, Alonso P
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:344 (23 November 2011)

MalariaWorldThe study suggests that the contribution of IRS to malaria and mosquito control is not entirely perceived by the beneficiaries, and that other as cost effective interventions such as insecticide-treated nets are favoured over IRS.

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