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Prompt access to effective malaria treatment among children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis of national household survey data

August 25, 2015 - 06:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jui Shah, Jacques Emina, Erin Eckert, Yazoume Ye
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:329 (25 August 2015)

This study reveals that country of residence, maternal education, place of residence, and socio-economic status are key predictors of prompt access to malaria treatment.

Seasonality in malaria transmission: implications for case-management with long-acting artemisinin combination therapy in sub-Saharan Africa

August 24, 2015 - 17:37 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Matthew E Cairns, Patrick G T Walker, Paul J Milligan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:321 (19 August 2015)

At a given level of transmission intensity and annual incidence, the concentration of repeat malaria episodes in time, and consequently the protection from LACT is highest in the most seasonal areas.

Seasonal and temporal trends in all-cause and malaria mortality in rural Burkina Faso, 1998–2007

August 6, 2015 - 05:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Eveline Otte im Kampe, Olaf Müller, Ali Sie, Heiko Becher
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:300 (5 August 2015)

Malaria mortality remains highly seasonal in rural Burkina Faso.

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Direct and indirect determinants of childhood malaria morbidity in Malawi: a survey cross-sectional analysis based on malaria indicator survey data for 2012

July 9, 2015 - 06:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Simangaliso Chitunhu, Eustasius Musenge
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:265 (8 July 2015)

Socio-economic status and education are important factors that influence malaria control.

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Effective Coverage and Systems Effectiveness for Malaria Case Management in Sub-Saharan African Countries

June 2, 2015 - 13:46 -- Open Access
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Katya Galactionova, Fabrizio Tediosi, Don de Savigny, Thomas Smith, Marcel Tanner
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PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127818

Scale-up of malaria preventive and control interventions over the last decade resulted in substantial declines in mortality and morbidity from the disease in sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the world.

NOT Open Access | Availability and price of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the public and private health sectors in 2011: results from 10 nationally representative cross-sectional retail surveys

May 6, 2015 - 14:04 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Stephen Poyer, Tanya Shewchuk, Catherine Goodman, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 744–756, June 2015

Eighteen months after WHO updated its case management guidelines, RDT availability remained poor in the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

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NOT Open Access | Coinfection with Blood-Stage Plasmodium Promotes Systemic Type I Interferon Production during Pneumovirus Infection but Impairs Inflammation and Viral Control in the Lung

April 30, 2015 - 12:50 -- NOT Open Access
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Chelsea L. Edwards, Vivian Zhang, Ashraful Haque, et al.
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Clin Vaccine Immunol May 2015 vol. 22 no. 5 477-483

Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRTI) are the leading cause of global childhood mortality, with human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) being a major cause of viral ALRTI in young children worldwide.

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Re-imagining the control of malaria in tropical Africa during the early years of the World Health Organization

April 24, 2015 - 09:13 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Socrates Litsios
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:178 (24 April 2015)

This paper grew out of a meeting organized in October 2014 in London on ‘Re-imagining malaria’.

Cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in Tanzania

December 15, 2014 - 14:34 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Marcia C Castro
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:477 (4 December 2014)

This is believed to be the first study to estimate the cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa.

Insecticide-treated net use before and after mass distribution in a fishing community along Lake Victoria, Kenya: successes and unavoidable pitfalls

December 12, 2014 - 06:38 -- Open Access
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Peter S Larson, Noboru Minakawa, Gabriel O Dida, Sammy M Njenga, Edward L Ionides, Mark L Wilson
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:466 (28 November 2014)

Comprehensive, direct-to-household, mass distribution of ITNs was effective in rapidly scaling up coverage, with use being maintained at a high level at least one year following the intervention.

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