Dried blood spots are a convenient and sensitive technique for detecting sub-clinical infection with P. falciparum by nested PCR.
The 2011 World Malaria Report showed welcome progress in the fight against the world's most important vector-borne disease.
The dual prevalence of malaria and STIs/RTIs in pregnancy among women who attend antenatal care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa is considerable, with the combined prevalence of curable STIs/RTIs being equal to, if not greater than, malaria.
In this collection, the prevalence of P. falciparum infection in the M form was equivalent to infection in the S form (no molecular form differential infection).
It was found that most of the participants know about ACT and treatment guidelines for malaria.
This study evaluated the durability, efficacy and retention of PermaNet(R) 2.0 after five years of use in a Tanzanian community.
Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine was as effective and well-tolerated as artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.
A longitudinal decline in the density of malaria mosquito vectors was seen during both study periods despite the absence of organized vector control.
Despite reported falling transmission in much of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria remains a leading cause of inpatient admissions and mortality in paediatric wards.
The intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) has been a key component of the focused antenatal care package for nearly a decade, reducing the burden of low birthweight attributable to malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.