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Open Access | Improvements in access to malaria treatment in Tanzania following community, retail sector and health facility interventions - a user perspective

June 16, 2010 - 09:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Alba S, Dillip A, Hetzel MW, Mayumana I, Mshana C, Makemba A, Alexander M, Obrist B, Schulze A, Kessy F, Mshinda H, Lengeler C
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:163 (15 June 2010)

An integrated approach aimed at improving understanding and treatment of malaria has led to tangible improvements in terms of people's actions for the treatment of malaria. However, progress was hindered by the low availability of the first-line treatment after the switch to ACT.

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Epidemiology and control of frontier malaria in Brazil: lessons from community-based studies in rural Amazonia

April 16, 2010 - 09:58 -- Patrick Sampao
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Natal S. S., M. da Silva-N., et al.
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 343-350

We analysed the incidence of slide-confirmed symptomatic infections diagnosed between 2001 and 2006 in a cohort of 531 individuals (2281.53 person-years of follow-up) and parasite prevalence data derived from four cross-sectional surveys.

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Open Access | Engaging diverse communities participating in clinical trials: case examples from across Africa

April 6, 2010 - 11:23 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Aceme Nyika, Roma Chilengi, Deus Ishengoma, Sally Mtenga, Mahamadou A Thera, Mahamadou S Sissoko, John Lusingu, Alfred B Tiono, Ogobara Doumbo, Sodiomon B Sirima, Martha Lemnge, Wen L Kilama
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:86 (26 March 2010)

Community engagement enables two-way sharing of accurate information and ideas between researchers and researched communities, which helps to create an environment conducive to smooth research activities with enhanced sense of research ownership by the communities.

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Open Access | Community response to artemisinin-based combination therapy for childhood malaria: a case study from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

March 2, 2010 - 10:38 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Vinay R Kamat, Daniel J Nyato
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:61 (26 February 2010)

The perspective of the community is of high importance for a new treatment policy to be effective. The paper shows that implementation of ACT-based treatment guidelines must be complemented with educational campaigns to insure that mothers seek prompt help for their children after onset of fever.

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