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Book: Malaria in Africa - Challenges for Control and Elimination in the 21st Century

March 31, 2011 - 19:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Olaf Müller
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Series: Challenges in Public Health-Volume 60

This book provides a comprehensive update on the recent developments of the epidemiology of malaria and of existing strategies and tools for malaria control and elimination in Africa, which is discussed in the context of the long global history of malaria control.

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Book Review: Who controls malaria control?

July 8, 2010 - 13:57 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Awa-Marie Coll-Seck
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Nature 466, 186-187 (7 July 2010)

Awa-Marie Coll-Seck enjoys a hard-hitting history of malaria, but takes issue with its contention that current eradication strategies are repeating the errors of the past.

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Open Access | Correspondence: The Role of DDT in Malaria Control

July 8, 2010 - 07:52 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Hans Rudolf Herren, Charles Mbogo
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Environ Health Perspect 118:a282-a282.

However well intentioned, Tren and Roberts (2010)—as with much of AFM’s output—do more to fuel those “interminable debates” than to meaningfully inform decisions that will save people’s lives.

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Identification of Hot Spots of Malaria Transmission for Targeted Malaria Control

April 28, 2010 - 11:49 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Teun B., Chris D.,et al.
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;201

We determined spatial patterns in malaria transmission in a district in northeastern Tanzania, using malaria incidence data from a cohort study involving infants and household‐level mosquito sampling data.

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Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria control in Ethiopia

April 20, 2010 - 15:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Amha Kebedea, Adugna Woyessaa1, Kelbessa Urgaa, Tsehaynesh Messellea and Daddi Jimaa
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26 : 246-249 2010

A study has shown that more than half of the patients with fever visit CHWs and private health facility services .

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DDT contamination from indoor residual spraying for malaria control

April 14, 2010 - 14:25 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Van Dyk JC, Bouwman H, Barnhoorn IE, Bornman MS.
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Sci Total Environ. 2010 Apr 7.

The aims of this study were to determine the levels of DDT contamination, as a result of IRS, in representative homesteads, and to evaluate the possible routes of human exposure.

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Open Access | Entomopathogenic fungi as the next-generation control agents against malaria mosquitoes

March 26, 2010 - 17:34 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Bart GJ Knols, Tullu Bukhari & Marit Farenhorst
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Future Microbiology, March 2010, Vol. 5, No. 3, Pages 339-341 , DOI 10.2217/fmb.10.11

The first decade of the new millennium experienced intensified efforts to control malaria, notably in Africa. However, these intensified and concerted efforts will continue to bear fruit only if the current tools remain effective and new ones reach the end of the research and development pipeline quickly enough to replace those that have lost effectiveness.

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Open Access | Malaria indicator survey 2007, Ethiopia: coverage and use of major malaria prevention and control interventions

March 2, 2010 - 10:24 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Daddi Jima, Asefaw Getachew, Hana Bilak, Richard W Steketee, Paul M Emerson, Patricia M Graves, Teshome Gebre, Richard Reithinger, Jimee Hwang, Ethiopia Malaria Indicator Survey Working Group
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:58 (24 February 2010)

An important finding and conclusion from this study is that although there have been massive gains in intervention coverage in Ethiopia, there is still some work required to make sure that the interventions are used.

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