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Factors Affecting the Delivery, Access, and Use of Interventions to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

July 26, 2013 - 08:48 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jenny Hill, Jenna Hoyt, Anna Maria van Eijk, Lauren D'Mello-Guyett, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Rick Steketee, Helen Smith, Jayne Webster
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PLoS Med 10(7): e1001488
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Delivery of ITNs through antenatal clinics presents fewer problems than delivery of IPTp.

Local illness concepts and their relevance for the prevention and control of malaria during pregnancy in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi: findings from a comparative qualitative study

July 26, 2013 - 08:33 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Menaca A, Pell C, Manda-Taylor L, Chatio S, Afrah NA, Were F, Hodgson A, Ouma P, Kalilani L, Tagbor H, Pool R
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:257 (22 July 2013)
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Given the overlap of common pregnancy problems with the symptoms of malaria, and the limited association of malaria with its main outcomes, a comprehensive antenatal care programme is the most appropriate strategy for the provision of health education, prevention and treatment for MiP. Variations in locally shared understandings of MiP must however be taken into account when designing and promoting MiP intervention strategies.

NOT Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Infants Under 5 Kg: Retrospective Surveillance of Hospital Records in Five Sub-Saharan African Countries

March 27, 2013 - 08:30 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Maroufou J. Alao, Adama D. Gbadoé, Martin Meremikwu, Antoinette Tshefu, Alfred B. Tiono, Marc Cousin, and Kamal Hamed
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J Trop Pediatr 2013 59: 154-159
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Plasmodium falciparum malaria exists in this subpopulation.

Statistical Properties of Parasite Density Estimators in Malaria

March 27, 2013 - 08:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Imen Hammami, Grégory Nuel, André Garcia
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PLoS ONE 8(3): e51987
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Malaria is a global health problem responsible for nearly one million deaths every year around 85% of which concern children younger than five years old in Sub-Saharan Africa.

NOT Open Access | Protective role of brain water channel AQP4 in murine cerebral malaria

January 17, 2013 - 12:54 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Dominique Promeneur, Lisa Kristina Lunde, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, and Peter Agre
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PNAS January 15, 2013 vol. 110 no. 3 1035-1040
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Tragically common among children in sub-Saharan Africa, cerebral malaria is characterized by rapid progression to coma and death.

Association between early childhood exposure to malaria and children's pre-school development: evidence from the Zambia early childhood development project

January 13, 2013 - 13:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fink G, Olgiati A, Hawela M, Miller J, Matafwali B
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:12 (8 January 2013)
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The results presented in this paper suggest potentially large developmental consequences of early childhood exposure to malaria.

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The Effective Population Size of Malaria Mosquitoes: Large Impact of Vector Control

December 19, 2012 - 06:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Giridhar Athrey, Theresa K. Hodges, Michael R. Reddy, Hans J. Overgaard, Abrahan Matias, Frances C. Ridl, Immo Kleinschmidt, Adalgisa Caccone, Michel A. Slotman
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PLoS Genet 8(12): e1003097
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Malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa have proven themselves very difficult adversaries in the global struggle against malaria.

Plasmodium vivax malaria in Mali: a study from three different regions

December 6, 2012 - 09:01 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Bernabeu M, Gomez-Perez GP, Sissoko S, Niambélé MB, Haibala AA, Sanz A, Théra MA, Fernandez-Becerra C, Traoré K, Alonso PL, Bassat Q, Portillo HA, Doumbo O
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:405 (5 December 2012)
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The diagnostics of this human malaria parasite should be taken into account in the context of malaria control and elimination efforts, not only in Mali, but also in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Clinical tolerability of artesunate-amodiaquine versus comparator treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria: an individual-patient analysis of eight randomized controlled trials in sub-Saharan Africa

August 7, 2012 - 11:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Zwang J, Dorsey G, Djimdé A, Karema C, Mårtensson A, Ndiaye J, Sirima SB, Olliaro P
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:260 (2 August 2012)

MalariaWorldASAQ was comparatively well-tolerated. Safety information is important, and must be collected and analysed in a standardized way.

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A cross-sectional study of sub-clinical Plasmodium falciparum infection in HIV-1 infected and uninfected populations in Mozambique, South- Eastern Africa

August 3, 2012 - 06:55 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Noormahomed EV, Orlov M, do Rosario V, Petersen BW, Guthrie C, Badaro R, Schooley RT
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:252 (1 August 2012)

MalariaWorldDried blood spots are a convenient and sensitive technique for detecting sub-clinical infection with P. falciparum by nested PCR.

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