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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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Open Access | Combining indoor residual spraying with chlorfenapyr and long-lasting insecticidal bed nets for improved control of pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae: an experimental hut trial in Benin

November 17, 2011 - 11:26 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ngufor C, N'Guessan R, Boko P, Odjo A, Vigninou E, Asidi A, Akogbeto M, Rowland M
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:343 (16 November 2011)

MalariaWorldThe chlorfenapyr IRS component was largely responsible for controlling pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes and the LLIN component was largely responsible for blood feeding inhibition and personal protection.

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Open Access | Pharmaceutical services for endemic situations in the Brazilian Amazon: organization of services and prescribing practices for Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum non-complicated malaria in high-risk municipalities

November 8, 2011 - 09:20 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Suarez-Mutis MC, de Souza PP, Freitas LF, Miranda ES, Campos MR, Osorio-de-Castro CG
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:335 (3 November 2011)

MalariaWorldThe results show that while diagnostic procedure is well established and functioning in the Brazilian malaria programme, prescribing is still an activity that is actually not performed.

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Considerations for the safe and effective use of iron interventions in areas of malaria burden - executive summary.

October 19, 2011 - 13:47 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Raiten DJ, Namasté S, Brabin B.
Reference: 
Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2011 Jan;81(1):57-71.

MalariaWorldThe review included an evaluation of the putative mechanisms associated with adverse effects of iron in the context of malaria; applicability of available biomarkers for assessing iron status in the context of infections; and evaluation of evidence with regard to the safety and effectiveness of available interventions to prevent iron deficiency, particularly in areas of endemic malaria.

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Open Access | Evidence for a useful life of more than three years for a polyester-based long-lasting insecticidal mosquito net in Western Uganda

October 17, 2011 - 11:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kilian A, Byamukama W, Pigeon O, Gimnig J, Atieli F, Koekemoer LL, Protopopoff N
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:299 (13 October 2011)

MalariaWorldUnder conditions in Western Uganda the tested long-lasting insecticidal net Interceptor(R) fulfilled the criteria for phase III of WHO evaluations and, based on preliminary criteria of the useful life, this product is estimated to last on average between three and four years.

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Open Access | The Effects of Age, Exposure History and Malaria Infection on the Susceptibility of Anopheles Mosquitoes to Low Concentrations of Pyrethroid

October 17, 2011 - 08:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Katey D. Glunt, Matthew B. Thomas, Andrew F. Read
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PLoS ONE 6(9): e24968

MalariaWorldChemical insecticides are critical components of malaria control programs.

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Open Access | Use of mefloquine in children - a review of dosage, pharmacokinetics and tolerability data

October 11, 2011 - 06:51 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Schlagenhauf P, Adamcova M, Regep L, Schaerer MT, Bansod S, Rhein H
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:292 (7 October 2011)

MalariaWorldCurrently available data provide a scientific basis for the use of mefloquine in small children in the chemoprophylaxis setting and as a part of treatment regimens in children living in endemic areas.

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Insecticide resistance in the Anopheles gambiae complex in Benin: a nationwide survey (pages 256–267)

August 10, 2011 - 06:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
L. Djogbenou, N. Pasteur, M. Akogbeto, M. Weill, F. Chandre
Reference: 
Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 256–267, September 2011

Benin has embraced World Health Organization-recommended preventive strategies to control malaria.

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Open Access | Target product profile choices for intra-domiciliary malaria vector control pesticide products: repel or kill?

August 2, 2011 - 11:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Killeen GF, Chitnis N, Moore SJ, Okumu FO
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:207 (28 July 2011)

Products with purely mosquito-toxic profiles may, therefore, be preferable for programmes with universal coverage targets, rather than those with equivalent toxicity but which also have higher deterrence.

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