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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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Lessons from Agriculture for the Sustainable Management of Malaria Vectors

August 2, 2012 - 08:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Matthew B. Thomas, H. Charles J. Godfray, Andrew F. Read, Henk van den Berg, Bruce E. Tabashnik, Joop C. van Lenteren, Jeff K. Waage, Willem Takken
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PLoS Med 9(7): e1001262

MalariaWorldThe 2011 World Malaria Report showed welcome progress in the fight against the world's most important vector-borne disease.

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NOT Open Access | Prevalence of Malaria and Sexually Transmitted and Reproductive Tract Infections in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa; A Systematic Review

May 29, 2012 - 10:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
R. Matthew Chico, Philippe Mayaud, Cono Ariti, David Mabey, Carine Ronsmans, Daniel Chandramohan
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JAMA May 16, 2012, Vol 307, No. 19, 2079-2086

MalariaWorldThe 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.

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Open Access | Differential Plasmodium falciparum infection of Anopheles gambiae s.s. molecular and chromosomal forms in Mali

May 2, 2012 - 14:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Trout Fryxell RT, Nieman CC, Fofana A, Lee Y, Traoré SF, Cornel AJ, Luckhart S, Lanzaro GC
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:133 (27 April 2012)

MalariaWorldIn 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).

Open Access | Knowledge and malaria treatment practices using artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) in Malawi: survey of health professionals

September 29, 2011 - 07:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Linda V Kalilani-Phiri, Douglas Lungu, Renia Coghlan
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:279 (22 September 2011)

MalariaWorldIt was found that most of the participants know about ACT and treatment guidelines for malaria.

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Open Access | Durability associated efficacy of long-lasting insecticidal nets after five years of household use

August 8, 2011 - 12:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kweka EJ, Himeidan YE, Mahande AM, Mwang'onde BJ, Msangi S, Mahande MJ, Mazigo HD, Nyindo M
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:156 (5 August 2011)

This study evaluated the durability, efficacy and retention of PermaNet(R) 2.0 after five years of use in a Tanzanian community.

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Open Access | Multicentric assessment of the efficacy and tolerability of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine compared to artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

July 21, 2011 - 09:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Yavo W, Faye B, Kuete T, Djohan V, Oga SA, Kassi RR, Diatta M, Ama MV, Tine R, Ndiaye J, Evi J, Same-Ekobo A, Faye O, Kone M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:198 (20 July 2011)

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine was as effective and well-tolerated as artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.

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Open Access | Is the current decline in malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa due to a decrease in vector population?

July 14, 2011 - 07:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Meyrowitsch DW, Pedersen EM, Alifrangis M, Scheike TH, Malecela MN, Magesa SM, Derua YA, Rwegoshora RT, Michael E, Simonsen PE
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:188 (13 July 2011)

A longitudinal decline in the density of malaria mosquito vectors was seen during both study periods despite the absence of organized vector control.

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Open Access | Cost-effectiveness of parenteral artesunate for treating children with severe malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

July 14, 2011 - 07:07 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Yoel Lubell, Arthorn Riewpaiboon, Arjen M Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, Olugbenga A Mokuolu, Margaret Nansumba, Samwel Gesase, Alison Kent, George Mtove, Rasaq Olaosebikan, Wirichada Pan Ngum, Caterina I Fanello, Ilse Hendriksen, Nicholas PJ Day, Nicholas J White, Shunmay Yeung
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Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011;89:504-512

Despite reported falling transmission in much of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria remains a leading cause of inpatient admissions and mortality in paediatric wards.

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Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: at the crossroads of public health policy

June 14, 2011 - 14:26 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
R. Matthew Chico and Daniel Chandramohan
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 7, pages 774–785, July 2011

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.

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