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NOT Open Access | Accuracy of rapid diagnostic test to diagnose malaria in children under 5 years of age, a meta-analysis

June 1, 2021 - 12:08 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Hu J, Zhang C, Wang S, Chen X, Hu J, Liu X
Reference: 
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 Jun;100(2):115351

To assess the accuracy of the rapid diagnostic test for malaria diagnosis in children under 5 years of age.

Factors associated with the use of insecticide-treated nets: analysis of the 2018 Burkina Faso Malaria Indicator Survey

May 18, 2021 - 13:42 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mahamadi Tassembedo, Soumaila Coulibaly and Boukary Ouedraogo
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:220, 17 May 2021

Sleeping under an ITN reduces contact with mosquitoes through the combination of a physical barrier and an insecticidal effect, which reduces the incidence of malaria. The 2016–2020 Burkina Faso National Malaria Strategic Plan aims to have at least 90% of the population, 100% of children under age 5, and 100% of pregnant women sleep under an ITN.

Spatiotemporal analysis of insecticide-treated net use for children under 5 in relation to socioeconomic gradients in Central and East Africa

April 23, 2020 - 10:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Hana Kim, F. DeWolfe Miller, Andres Hernandez, Frank Tanser, Polycarp Mogeni and Diego F. Cuadros
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:163, 22 April 2020

Insecticide-treated net (ITN) use is the core intervention among the strategies against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the percentage of ITN ownership has increased from 47% in 2010 to 72% in 2017 across countries in SSA. Regardless of this massive expansion of ITN distribution, considerable gap between ownership and use of ITNs has been reported. Using data from more than 100,000 households in Central and East Africa (CEA) countries, the main aim of this study was to identify barriers associated with low ITN use and conduct geospatial analyses to estimate numbers and locations of vulnerable children living in areas with high malaria and low ITN use.

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