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The use of dried tube specimens of Plasmodium falciparum in an external quality assessment programme to evaluate health worker performance for malaria rapid diagnostic testing in healthcare centres in Togo

January 21, 2021 - 15:38 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ameyo M. Dorkenoo, Kafui Codjo Kouassi, Adjane K. Koura, Martin L. Adams, Komivi Gbada, Gnatoulma Katawa, Kossi Yakpa, Remi Charlebois, Ekaterina Milgotina, Michele O. Merkel and Michael Aidoo
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:50, 20 January 2021

The use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to diagnose malaria is common in sub-Saharan African laboratories, remote primary health facilities and in the community. Currently, there is a lack of reliable methods to ascertain health worker competency to accurately use RDTs in the testing and diagnosis of malaria. Dried tube specimens (DTS) have been shown to be a consistent and useful method for quality control of malaria RDTs; however, its application in National Quality Management programmes has been limited.

Not Open Access | Phenotypic Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae): Specific Characterization of Underlying Resistance Mechanisms Still Matters

October 13, 2020 - 12:56 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Medjigbodo AA, Djogbenou LS, Koumba AA, Djossou L, Badolo A, Adoha CJ, Ketoh GK, Mavoungou JF
Reference: 
J Med Entomol. 2020 Oct 12:tjaa195

An effective control of malaria vectors requires an extensive knowledge of mechanisms underlying the resistance-phenotypes developed by these vectors against insecticides. We investigated Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes from Benin and Togo for their intensity of insecticide resistance and we discussed the involvement of genotyped mechanisms in the resistance-phenotypes observed.

Implementation of a malaria sentinel surveillance system in Togo: a pilot study

September 10, 2020 - 08:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Anne Thomas, Tchaa A. Bakai, Tinah Atcha-Oubou, Tchassama Tchadjobo and Nicolas Voirin
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:330, 9 September 2020

In Togo, the National Malaria Control Programme, in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has implemented a pilot study for malaria sentinel surveillance since 2017, which consists of collecting information in real time and analysing this information for decision-making. The first 20 months of malaria morbidity and mortality trends, and malaria case management in health facilities included in the surveillance were assessed.

NOT Open Access | Potential Roles of Environmental and Socio-Economic Factors in the Distribution of Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (Culicidae: Diptera) Across Togo, West Africa

July 6, 2020 - 16:36 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Ahadji-Dabla KM, Romero-Alvarez D, Djègbè I, Amoudji AD, Apétogbo GY, Djouaka R, Oboussoumi K, Aawi A, Atcha-Oubou T, Peterson AT, Ketoh GK
Reference: 
Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 57, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages 1168–1175

Vector control strategies recommended by the World Health Organization are threatened by resistance of Anopheles mosquitoes to insecticides. Information on the distribution of resistant genotypes of malaria vectors is increasingly needed to address the problem. Ten years of published and unpublished data on malaria vector susceptibility/resistance and resistance genes have been collected across Togo.

Potential Roles of Environmental and Socio-Economic Factors in the Distribution of Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (Culicidae: Diptera) Across Togo, West Africa

March 3, 2020 - 15:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ahadji-Dabla KM, Romero-Alvarez D, Ketoh GK, et al.
Reference: 
Journal of Medical Entomology, tjaa023

Vector control strategies recommended by the World Health Organization are threatened by resistance of Anopheles mosquitoes to insecticides. Information on the distribution of resistant genotypes of malaria vectors is increasingly needed to address the problem. Ten years of published and unpublished data on malaria vector susceptibility/resistance and resistance genes have been collected across Togo.

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