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Factors associated with malaria microscopy diagnostic performance following a pilot quality-assurance programme in health facilities in malaria low-transmission areas of Kenya, 2014

September 14, 2017 - 15:10 -- Open Access
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Fredrick Odhiambo, Ann M. Buff, Elizabeth Wanja, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:371, 13 September 2017

Microscopists who had recently completed refresher training and worked in a QA-pilot facility performed the best overall.

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Prevalence of K13 mutation and Day-3 positive parasitaemia in artemisinin-resistant malaria endemic area of Cambodia: a cross-sectional study

September 14, 2017 - 15:08 -- Open Access
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Soy Ty Kheang, Siv Sovannaroth, Neeraj Kak, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:372, 13 September 2017

These preliminary findings suggest good potency of artemisinin despite the dominance of k13 mutation in Kravanh, but the result is not necessarily representative of the western part of Cambodia.

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Maximizing the impact of malaria funding through allocative efficiency: using the right interventions in the right locations

September 14, 2017 - 15:06 -- Open Access
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Nick Scott, S. Azfar Hussain, David P. Wilson, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:368, 12 September 2017

Substantial reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality can be made by optimal targeting of investments to the right malaria interventions in the right areas.

Carrion crows (Corvus corone) of southwest Germany: important hosts for haemosporidian parasites

September 14, 2017 - 15:05 -- Open Access
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Sandrine Schmid, Katrin Fachet, Anke Dinkel, Ute Mackenstedt and Friederike Woog
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:369, 12 September 2017

This study provides the first insight into the diversity of haemosporidian parasites of corvids in Germany.

Spatial models for the rational allocation of routinely distributed bed nets to public health facilities in Western Kenya

September 14, 2017 - 15:03 -- Open Access
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Peter M. Macharia, Patroba A. Odera, Robert W. Snow and Abdisalan M. Noor
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:367, 12 September 2017

The proposed spatial modelling framework presents a rationale for equitable allocation of routine LLINs and could be used for quantification of other maternal and child health commodities applicable in different settings.

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Ned-19 inhibition of parasite growth and multiplication suggests a role for NAADP mediated signalling in the asexual development of Plasmodium falciparum

September 14, 2017 - 15:01 -- Open Access
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Pablo Suárez-Cortés, Guido Gambara, Annarita Favia, Fioretta Palombi, Pietro Alano and Antonio Filippini
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:366, 12 September 2017

This study highlights the inhibitory effect of Ned-19 on progression of the asexual life cycle of P. falciparum.

Cognitive performance of children living in endemic areas for Plasmodium vivax

September 14, 2017 - 14:58 -- Open Access
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Laélia M. B. F. Brasil, José L. F. Vieira, Marcieni A. de Andrade, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:370, 12 September 2017

Children with a history of vivax malaria has a significant impairment of verbal and full-scale quotients as well as a significant low index of verbal comprehension.

Maximizing research study effectiveness in malaria elimination settings: a mixed methods study to capture the experiences of field-based staff

September 12, 2017 - 15:31 -- Open Access
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Sara E. Canavati, Cesia E. Quintero, Britt Haller, Dysoley Lek, Sovann Yok, Jack S. Richards and Maxine Anne Whittaker
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:362, 11 September 2017

Formal monthly reports filled out by field study staff could be a key tool for capturing field study staff experiences effectively, but require specific report fields to encourage staff to outline their challenges and to propose potential solutions.

Evaluation of a continuous community-based ITN distribution pilot in Lainya County, South Sudan 2012–2013

September 12, 2017 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Albert Kilian, Lisa Woods Schnurr, Matthew Lynch, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:363, 11 September 2017

ITN access and use improved significantly in the study area during the pilot, coming close to universal coverage targets.

The influence of age on insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles arabiensis during dry and rainy seasons in rice irrigation schemes of Northern Tanzania

September 12, 2017 - 15:28 -- Open Access
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Saada Mbepera, Gamba Nkwengulila, Rose Peter, Emmanuel A. Mausa, Aneth M. Mahande, Maureen Coetzee and Eliningaya J. Kweka
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:364, 11 September 2017

Results showed that An. arabiensis were resistant to pyrethroids in both seasons and that the young age groups exhibited higher levels of resistance compared with the older age groups.

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