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Impact of Three-Year Intermittent Preventive Treatment Using Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies on Malaria Morbidity in Malian Schoolchildren

September 23, 2020 - 08:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Maiga H, Barger B, Djimde AA, et al.
Reference: 
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 17;5(3):E148

Previous studies have shown that a single season of intermittent preventive treatment in schoolchildren (IPTsc) targeting the transmission season has reduced the rates of clinical malaria, all-cause clinic visits, asymptomatic parasitemia, and anemia. Efficacy over the course of multiple years of IPTsc has been scantly investigated.

Sub-national stratification of malaria risk in mainland Tanzania: a simplified assembly of survey and routine data

May 12, 2020 - 16:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sumaiyya G. Thawer, Frank Chacky, Fabrizio Molteni, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:177, 8 May 2020

Recent malaria control efforts in mainland Tanzania have led to progressive changes in the prevalence of malaria infection in children, from 18.1% (2008) to 7.3% (2017). As the landscape of malaria transmission changes, a sub-national stratification becomes crucial for optimized cost-effective implementation of interventions. This paper describes the processes, data and outputs of the approach used to produce a simplified, pragmatic malaria risk stratification of 184 councils in mainland Tanzania.

Diversity and Multiplicity of P. falciparum infections among asymptomatic school children in Mbita, Western Kenya

April 6, 2020 - 16:08 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Touray AO, Mobegi VA, Wamunyokoli F, Herren JK
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 3;10(1):5924

Multiplicity of infection (MOI) and genetic diversity of P. falciparum infections are important surrogate indicators for assessing malaria transmission intensity in different regions of endemicity. Determination of MOI and diversity of P. falciparum among asymptomatic carriers will enhance our understanding of parasite biology and transmission to mosquito vectors.

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