Category Archives: Malaria

Africa Health, Vol. 39, Nr. 6, September 2017

44 pp. 2.4 MB https://www.dropbox.com/s/ieupt9f78gadbmi/Africa%20Health%20September%202017.pdf?dl=1 The issue includes comment from the Global Human Resources for Health conference; plus two interesting malaria-related feature articles looking at how to scale up chemoprophylaxis; as well as who will be the winners and losers … Continue reading

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Pilot Study of the Addition of Mass Treatment for Malaria to Existing School-Based Programs to Treat Neglected Tropical Diseases

by Lauren M. Cohee1, Moses Chilombe, Andrew Ngwira et al. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Jan 2018, pp. 95-99 5 pp. 77 kB http://www.ajtmh.org/deliver/fulltext/14761645/98/1/tpmd170590.pdf? itemId=/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17- 0590&mimeType=pdf&containerItemId=content/journals/14761645 Malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including … Continue reading

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Artemether-Lumefantrine Versus Chloroquine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria: An Open-Label Randomized Controlled Trial CAN KNOW

by Matthew J Grigg, Timothy William, Bridget E Barber et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 66, Issue 2, 6 January 2018 8 pp. 318 kB https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-pdf/66/2/229/23309416/cix779.pdf Plasmodium knowlesi is reported increasingly across Southeast Asia and is the most common cause … Continue reading

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Efficacy and safety of artesunate-mefloquine therapy for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: systematic review and meta-analysis

by Henry Maia Peixoto, Paola Barbosa Marchesini, Maria Regina Fernandes de Oliveira Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 110, Issue 11, Published: 01 February 2017 11 p. 768 kB https://academic.oup.com/trstmh/article-pdf/110/11/626/10012529/trw077.pdf Due primarily to the presence … Continue reading

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Detecting Malaria Hotspots: A Comparison of Rapid Diagnostic Test, Microscopy, and Polymerase Chain Reaction

by Polycarp Mogeni, Thomas N Williams, Irene Omedo et al. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 216, Issue 9, 27 November 2017, pp. 1091–1098 8 pp. 1.4 MB https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-pdf/216/9/1091/22031385/jix321.pdf Malaria control strategies need to respond to geographical hotspots of transmission. … Continue reading

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Malaria Prevalence, Indoor Residual Spraying, and Insecticide Treated Net Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Gabriel Picone, Robyn Kibler, and Bénédicte H. Apouey Journal of African Development (2017) 19:19–32 14 pp. 214 kB http://www.jadafea.com/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/JAD_19n2_Fall_2017_2.pdf This paper examines the extent to which bed net usage is responsive to changes in malaria prevalence and whether … Continue reading

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GSK submits US regulatory application for single-dose tafenoquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria

Press release – Tuesday 28 November 2017 Read online at: https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/gsk-submits-us-regulatory- application-for-single-dose-tafenoquine-for-plasmodium-vivax-malaria/ GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced the submission of a new drug application (NDA) by GSK to the United States Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Seasonal malaria chemoprevention: successes and missed opportunities

by Matthew E. Coldiron, Lorenz Von Seidlein and Rebecca F. Grais Malaria Journal, 2017 16:481 – Published: 28 November 2017 4 pp. 847 kB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-017-2132-1? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) was recommended in 2012 for young children in the Sahel … Continue reading

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World Malaria Report 2017

by Abdisalan Noor, John Aponte, Maru Aregawi et al. World Health Organization, 29 November 2017 196 pp. 6.4 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259492/1/9789241565523-eng.pdf?ua=1 The World Malaria Report 2017 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is … Continue reading

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Do we know enough to find an adjunctive therapy for cerebral malaria in African children?

by Brittany A. Riggle, Louis H. Miller, Susan K. Pierce F1000Research 2017, 6; Last updated: 22 November 2017 8 pp 730 kB https://f1000researchdata.s3.amazonaws.com/manuscripts/13430/68f163c2-050f-45c7- b01d-c37c292bde05_12401_-_Susan_Pierce.pdf?doi=10.12688/f1000research.12401.1 Any of the five human Plasmodium species can cause disease, but, for unknown reasons, in approximately … Continue reading

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