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children under 5 years

Knowledge of malaria prevention among pregnant women and non-pregnant mothers of children aged under 5 years in Ibadan, South West Nigeria

March 26, 2019 - 15:54 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni, Elizabeth Ojewole and Samuel Tassi Yunga
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:92, 22 March 2019

The findings indicate that socio-demographic factors such as marital and educational status greatly influence knowledge on malaria prevention and control measures.

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Measuring malaria diagnosis and treatment coverage in population-based surveys: a recall validation study in Mali among caregivers of febrile children under 5 years

January 8, 2019 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ruth A. Ashton, Bakary Doumbia, Thomas P. Eisele, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:3, 3 January 2019

These findings indicate that caregivers’ responses during household surveys are valid when assessing if a child received a finger/heel prick during a consultation in the previous 2 weeks, and if the malaria test result was positive.

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Temporal variation in confirmed diagnosis of fever-related malarial cases among children under-5 years by community health workers and in health facilities between years 2013 and 2015 in Siaya County, Kenya

November 14, 2017 - 15:48 -- Open Access
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Donald O. Apat, John M. Gachohi, Mohamed Karama, Jusper R. Kiplimo and Sonia E. Sachs
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:454, 9 November 2017

CHWs have the potential to play a major role in diagnosing and treating malaria, thereby decreasing under-five children mortality.

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Current and cumulative malaria infections in a setting embarking on elimination: Amhara, Ethiopia

June 13, 2017 - 16:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Woyneshet G. Yalew, Sampa Pal, Richard W. Steketee, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:242, 8 June 2017

Current and historic malaria transmission across Amhara Region show substantial variation by age and altitude with some settings showing very low or near-zero transmission.

Factors associated with malaria parasitaemia among children under 5 years in Uganda: a secondary data analysis of the 2014 Malaria Indicator Survey dataset

May 10, 2017 - 14:34 -- Open Access
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Humphrey Wanzira, Henry Katamba, Allen Eva Okullo, Bosco Agaba, Mathias Kasule and Denis Rubahika
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:191, 8 May 2017

Increasing malaria parasite prevalence among children under 5 years is still related to increasing age and severity of anaemia even in the context of decreasing malaria prevalence.

Identifying risk factors for Plasmodium infection and anaemia in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

July 19, 2016 - 16:18 -- Open Access
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Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Henry M. T. Ntuku, Amanda Ross, Sandro Schmidlin, Didier M. Kalemwa, Antoinette K. Tshefu and Christian Lengeler
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:362, 15 July 2016

This study shows that in areas of low transmission in Kinshasa, the peak prevalence occurs in older age groups however ITN use was highest in children under 5 years.

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