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The usefulness of C-reactive protein in predicting malaria parasitemia in a sub-Saharan African region

August 13, 2018 - 16:43 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Bismark Osei Sarfo, Andreas Hahn, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Anna Jaeger, Nimako Sarpong, Florian Marks, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Thalea Tamminga, Juergen May
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PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201693

The semi-quantitative method of measuring CRP is cheap, rapid and easy to perform but not useful in predicting parasitemia and malaria.

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Environmental health risks and benefits of the use of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy

July 17, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jonathan N. Hogarh, Thomas P. Agyekum, Crentsil Kofi Bempah, Emmanuel D. J. Owusu-Ansah, Silas W. Avicor, Gordon A. Awandare, Julius N. Fobil and Kwasi Obiri-Danso
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:265, 16 July 2018

Although the risk of morbidity from the use of the mosquito coil was low, the coil yielded limited protection as a mosquito avoidance method.

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Modeling the impact of Plasmodium falciparum sexual stage immunity on the composition and dynamics of the human infectious reservoir for malaria in natural settings

May 15, 2018 - 15:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
André Lin Ouédraogo, Philip A. Eckhoff, Adrian J. F. Luty, Will Roeffen, Robert W. Sauerwein, Teun Bousema, Edward A. Wenger
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PLoS Pathog 14(5): e1007034

Malaria transmission remains high in Sub-Saharan Africa despite large-scale implementation of malaria control interventions.

High prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria among Human Immunodeficiency Virus seropositive population in the Lake Victoria zone

March 7, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Domenica Morona, Maria Zinga, Mariam Mirambo, Said Mtawazi, Vitus Silago, Stephen Mshana
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Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Vol 20, No 1 (2018)

Malaria and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections are major public health problems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Why some sites are responding better to anti-malarial interventions? A case study from western Kenya

January 3, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Harrysone Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:498, 29 December 2017

The malaria vector species composition shift, insecticide resistance and climatic warming were the likely cause of the contrasting outcome of malaria intervention in western Kenya.

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Malaria Prevalence, Indoor Residual Spraying, and Insecticide Treated Net Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 7, 2017 - 15:26 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Gabriel Picone, Robyn Kibler, and Bénédicte H. Apouey
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Journal of African Development (2017) 19:19–32

This  paper  examines  the  extent  to  which  bed  net  usage  is  responsive  to changes  in  malaria   prevalence  and  whether  indoor  residual  spraying  crowds  out  bed  net  usage. 

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Malaria prevalence metrics in low- and middle-income countries: an assessment of precision in nationally-representative surveys

November 21, 2017 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Victor A. Alegana, Jim Wright, Claudio Bosco, Emelda A. Okiro, Peter M. Atkinson, Robert W. Snow, Andrew J. Tatem and Abdisalan M. Noor
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:475, 21 November 2017

This study highlights the importance of defining indicator-relevant sample sizes to achieve the required precision in the current national surveys.

Longitudinal estimation of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence in relation to malaria prevention measures in six sub-Saharan African countries

October 30, 2017 - 15:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Chris Drakeley, Salim Abdulla, Edith Roset Bahmanyar, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:433, 27 October 2017

Local PfPR differed substantially between sites and age groups.

Cost-effectiveness of malaria preventive treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa

October 10, 2017 - 15:31 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sung Eun Choi, Margaret L. Brandeau and Eran Bendavid
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:403, 6 October 2017

In malarious regions of sub-Saharan Africa, daily CTX for HIV-infected pregnant women regardless of CD4 cell count is cost-effective compared with 3-dose IPTp-SP as long as more than 82% of women adhere to daily dosing.

Treatment-seeking patterns for malaria in pharmacies in five sub-Saharan African countries

August 30, 2017 - 17:21 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Joël Ladner, Ben Davis, Etienne Audureau and Joseph Saba
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:353, 29 August 2017

This study highlights differences in drug prescription and purchase patterns in five sub-Saharan African countries.

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