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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.

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
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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.

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