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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Open Access | Changing patterns of malaria during 1996-2010 in an area of moderate transmission in Southern Senegal

July 26, 2011 - 07:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Brasseur P, Badiane M, Cisse M, Agnamey P, Vaillant MT, Olliaro PL
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:203 (25 July 2011)

This study provides direct evidence of malaria risk receding between 1996-2010 and becoming equal throughout life where transmission used to be moderate.

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Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum isolates from southern Ghana exhibit polymorphisms in the SERCA-type PfATPase6 though sensitive to artesunate in vitro

July 12, 2011 - 07:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kwansa-Bentum B, Ayi I, Suzuki T, Otchere J, Kumagai T, Anyan WK, Osei JH, Asahi H, Ofori MF, Akao N, Wilson MD, Boakye DA, Ohta N
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:187 (11 July 2011)

The pfATPase6 gene is highly polymorphic with D639G appearing to be fixed in Ghanaian isolates.

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