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Hybrid mosquitoes? Evidence from rural Tanzania on how local communities conceptualize and respond to modified mosquitoes as a tool for malaria control

March 10, 2021 - 14:58 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Marceline F. Finda, Fredros O. Okumu, Elihaika Minja, Rukiyah Njalambaha, Winfrida Mponzi, Brian B. Tarimo, Prosper Chaki, Javier Lezaun, Ann H. Kelly and Nicola Christofides
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:134, 6 March 2021

Different forms of mosquito modifications are being considered as potential high-impact and low-cost tools for future malaria control in Africa. Although still under evaluation, the eventual success of these technologies will require high-level public acceptance. Understanding prevailing community perceptions of mosquito modification is, therefore, crucial for effective design and implementation of these interventions. This study investigated community perceptions regarding genetically-modified mosquitoes (GMMs) and their potential for malaria control in Tanzanian villages where no research or campaign for such technologies has yet been undertaken.

Factors determining job satisfaction of malaria community microscopists in Palawan, the Philippines: a cross-sectional mixed-methods study

January 20, 2021 - 07:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Matsumoto-Takahashi ELA, Tongol-Rivera P, Villacorte EA, Angluben RU, Jimba M, Kano S
Reference: 
Int Health. 2021 Jan 14;13(1):22-29

This study was conducted to investigate the overall job satisfaction and its associated factors among microscopists as community health workers who specialize in malaria microscopic diagnosis and treatment in Palawan, the Philippines. The study offered new insights to further lessen the burden of malaria and improve treatment by enhancing their commitment and satisfaction.

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