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children under-5 years

Accuracy of a Plasmodium falciparum specific histidine-rich protein 2 rapid diagnostic test in the context of the presence of non-malaria fevers, prior anti-malarial use and seasonal malaria transmission

July 26, 2017 - 15:35 -- Open Access
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Francois Kiemde, Massa dit Achille Bonko, Henk D. F. H. Schallig, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:294, 20 July 2017

The use of a malaria RDT-PfHRP2 in a malaria endemic area may cause misdiagnosis of the actual cause of fever due to false positive test results.

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of the national implementation of integrated community case management and community-based health planning and services in Ghana for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia

July 11, 2017 - 12:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Blanca Escribano Ferrer, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Jayne Webster, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:277, 5 July 2017

Integrated community case management was more cost-effective than CHPS for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia when utilized by carers of children under-5 years in the Volta Region.

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