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Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Targeted Next Generation Sequencing for malaria research in Africa: current status and outlook

September 24, 2019 - 14:56 -- Open Access
Anita Ghansah, Edwin Kamau, Abdoulaye Djimde, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:324, 23 September 2019

Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (TNGS) is an efficient and economical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform and the preferred choice when specific genomic regions are of interest.

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Environmental and sociodemographic factors associated with household malaria burden in the Congo

February 28, 2019 - 15:40 -- Open Access
Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Sakiko Kanbara, Shunya Ikeda, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:53, 26 February 2019

This study showed that household size, income, WASH status and rural site were malaria-associated factors.

Impact of insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis on malaria incidence and prevalence in Sudan and the costs of mitigation

December 27, 2017 - 12:52 -- Open Access
Hmooda Toto Kafy, Bashir Adam Ismail, Immo Kleinschmidt, et al.
PNAS December 26, 2017 vol. 114 no. 52 E11267-E11275

Insecticide-based interventions have contributed to ∼78% of the reduction in the malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000.

Housing Improvements and Malaria Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Analysis of Survey Data

March 16, 2017 - 16:21 -- Open Access
Lucy S. Tusting, Christian Bottomley, Harry Gibson, Immo Kleinschmidt, Andrew J. Tatem, Steve W. Lindsay, Peter W. Gething
PLoS Med 14(2): e1002234

Housing quality is an important risk factor for malaria infection across the spectrum of malaria endemicity in SSA, with a strength of association between housing quality and malaria similar to that observed between ITN use and malaria.

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Low prevalence of laboratory-confirmed malaria in clinically diagnosed adult women from the Wakiso district of Uganda

November 22, 2016 - 17:30 -- Open Access
Sergey Yegorov, Ronald M. Galiwango, Rupert Kaul, et al.
Malaria Journal 2016 15:555, 14 November 2016

Malaria prevalence among adult women appears to be low in Wakiso, but is masked by high rates of malaria overdiagnosis.


A Public Health Paradox: The Women Most Vulnerable to Malaria Are the Least Protected

May 11, 2016 - 16:18 -- Open Access
Raquel González, Esperança Sevene, George Jagoe, Laurence Slutsker, Clara Menéndez
PLoS Med 13(5): e1002014

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is considered the be the centre of the global HIV epidemic with the highest prevalence and incidence of HIV infection globally and where women account for approximately 57% of all people living with HIV [1].

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