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Geostatistical modeling of malaria prevalence among under-five children in Rwanda

February 25, 2021 - 10:07 -- Open Access
Nzabakiriraho JD, Gayawan E
BMC Public Health. 2021 Feb 17;21(1):369

Malaria has continued to be a life-threatening disease among under-five children in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent data indicate rising cases in Rwanda after some years of decline. We aimed at estimating the spatial variations in malaria prevalence at a continuous spatial scale and to quantify locations where the prevalence exceeds the thresholds of 5% and 10% across the country. We also consider the effects of some socioeconomic and climate variables.

Prevalence of malaria and associated factors among under-five children in Sherkole refugee camp, Benishangul-Gumuz region, Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study

February 23, 2021 - 14:03 -- Open Access
Ahmed A, Mulatu K, Elfu B
PLoS One. 2021 Feb 19;16(2):e0246895

Under-five year children are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria, they accounted for 61% of all malaria deaths worldwide. Sherkole refugee camp is stratified under high risk for malaria. Knowledge on malaria prevalence and associated factors among under-five children in Sherkole refugee camp is lacking.

Determinants of malaria among under-five children in Ethiopia: Bayesian multilevel analysis

October 1, 2020 - 15:24 -- Open Access
Aychiluhm SB, Gelaye KA, Angaw DA, Dagne GA, Tadesse AW, Abera A, Dillu D
BMC Public Health. 2020 Sep 29;20:1468

In Ethiopia, malaria is one of the public health problems, and it is still among the ten top leading causes of morbidity and mortality among under-five children.

Rural–urban disparities and factors associated with delayed care-seeking and testing for malaria before medication use by mothers of under-five children, Igabi LGA, Kaduna Nigeria

August 19, 2020 - 09:30 -- Open Access
Obafemi J. Babalola, Olufemi Ajumobi and IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi
Malaria Journal 2020 19:294, 18 August 2020

Fever in under-five children (U5) is the commonest presenting complaint in general practice and mothers’ recognition is an entry point for fever treatment, including malaria. This study describes rural–urban disparity in fever prevalence in U5, mothers’ malaria knowledge, care-seeking, testing for malaria before anti-malarial medication and the associated factors.

Utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets and care-seeking for fever and its associated socio-demographic and geographical factors among under-five children in different regions: evidence from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015–2016

January 7, 2020 - 15:11 -- Open Access
Kyi Thar Min, Thae Maung Maung, Myo Minn Oo, Tin Oo, Zaw Lin, Aung Thi and Jaya Prasad Tripathy
Malaria Journal 2020 19:7, 6 January 2020

Malaria is one of the top-five contributors to under-5 deaths in Myanmar. Use of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and receiving early appropriate care in case of fever are the core interventions to prevent malaria and its complications and thereby deaths. This study aimed to assess among the under-five children, (a) utilization of ITNs and its associated factors, (b) care-seeking behaviour among their caregivers and its associated factors and uptake of malaria testing among those with fever in the last 2 weeks.

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