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Opinion: Combining community case management and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria

October 20, 2011 - 07:38 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Brian Greenwood, Kalifa Bojang, Harry Tagbor, Franco Pagnoni
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Trends in Parasitology, Volume 27, Issue 11, November 2011, Pages 477-480

MalariaWorldIntermittent preventive treatment (IPT) of malaria has recently been shown to be a highly effective way of reducing morbidity from malaria in children living in areas of seasonal malaria transmission, and it can be delivered efficiently by community volunteers.

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Open Access | Community perceptions of malaria and malaria treatment behaviour in a rural district of Ghana: implications for artemisinin combination therapy

July 15, 2010 - 10:04 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kwaku P., Livesy A., et al.
Reference: 
BMC Public Health 2010, 10:409

We report the perceptions of malaria and malaria treatment behaviour, the community awareness of and perceptions about AS-AQ two years after the introduction of this ACT treatment for malaria.

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Cohort trial reveals community impact of insecticide-treated nets on malariometric indices in urban Ghana

June 7, 2010 - 11:38 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Eveline K., Kwabena A., et al.
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 496-503

With urban populations growing rapidly across Africa, this study shows that ITNs will be an effective tool to assist African countries to achieve their Millennium Development Goals in urban settings.

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