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sub-Saharan Africa

Reported community-level indoor residual spray coverage from two-stage cluster surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

June 15, 2017 - 15:25 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
David A. Larsen, Lauren Borrill, Ryan Patel and Lauren Fregosi
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:249, 13 June 2017

Implementation and monitoring of indoor residual coverage at small geographical scales need to improve greatly to receive maximum benefit of the intervention.

Effect of user preferences on ITN use: a review of literature and data

June 6, 2017 - 15:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Hannah Koenker and Joshua O. Yukich
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:233, 1 June 2017

The increased manufacturing costs for conical nets are not outweighed by the very small, often non-existent, increases in use rates in sub-Saharan Africa.

The potential benefit of scaling up malaria prevention to reduce low birth weight in Africa

March 30, 2017 - 16:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
James G. Beeson, Julie A. Simpson
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PLoS Med 14(2): e1002244

Low birth weight (LBW) is one of the most important risk factors for neonatal mortality and morbidity, childhood stunting, reduced cognitive development, and chronic diseases later in life.

Spectrum-Malaria: a user-friendly projection tool for health impact assessment and strategic planning by malaria control programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

February 14, 2017 - 15:18 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Matthew Hamilton, Guy Mahiane, Eline L. Korenromp, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:68, 10 February 2017

Spectrum-Malaria’s user-friendly interface and intuitive display of baseline data and scenario projections holds promise to facilitate capacity building and policy dialogue in malaria programme prioritization.

Reported bed net ownership and use in social contacts is associated with uptake of bed nets for malaria prevention in pregnant women in Ghana

January 7, 2017 - 14:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kacey C. Ernst, Steven Erly, Charity Adusei, Melanie L. Bell, David Komla Kessie, Alberta Biritwum-Nyarko and John Ehiri
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:13, 4 January 2017

Interpersonal influence appears to have modest impact on ownership and use of bed nets by pregnant women in an urban area of Ghana.

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Malaria and large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: future impacts in a changing climate

September 6, 2016 - 18:13 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Solomon Kibret, Jonathan Lautze, Matthew McCartney, Luxon Nhamo and G. Glenn Wilson
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:448, 5 September 2016

In the absence of changes in other factors that affect transmission (e.g., socio-economic), the impact of dams on malaria in SSA will be significantly exacerbated by climate change and increases in population.

NOT Open Access | Malaria and HIV among pediatric inpatients in two Tanzanian referral hospitals: A prospective study

May 23, 2016 - 14:48 -- NOT Open Access
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Luke R. Smart, Neema Orgenes, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Mercy Minde, Adolfine Hokororo, Muhammad Shakir, Jaco J. Verweij, Jennifer A. Downs, Robert N. Peck
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Acta Tropica, Volume 159, July 2016, Pages 36–43

Malaria remains common in sub-Saharan Africa, but it is frequently over-diagnosed and over-treated in hospitalized children.

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NOT Open Access | Z Emerging roles for hemostatic dysfunction in malaria pathogenesis

May 22, 2016 - 16:16 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Jamie M. O’Sullivan, Roger J. S. Preston, Niamh O’Regan, and James S. O’Donnell
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Blood, Volume: 127, Issue: 19, Pages: 2281 - 2288

Severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a leading cause of mortality, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where it accounts for up to 1 million deaths per annum.

Key traveller groups of relevance to spatial malaria transmission: a survey of movement patterns in four sub-Saharan African countries

April 12, 2016 - 16:53 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
John M. Marshall, Mahamoudou Touré, Azra C. Ghani, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:200, 12 April 2016

Women travelling with children were a remarkably consistent traveller group across all four countries surveyed.

Trends in US President’s Malaria Initiative-funded indoor residual spray coverage and insecticide choice in sub-Saharan Africa (2008–2015): urgent need for affordable, long-lasting insecticides

March 10, 2016 - 17:25 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Richard M. Oxborough
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:146, 8 March 2016

This article reports the changing pattern of US President’s Malaria Initiative-funded IRS in sub-Saharan Africa between 2008 and 2015.

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