Category Archives: Malaria

Adjunctive therapy for severe malaria: a review and critical appraisal

by Rosauro Varo, Valerie M. Crowley†, Antonio Sitoe et al. Malaria Journal, 2018 17:47 – Published: 24 January 2018 18 pp. 1.0 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2195-7? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com This review aims to summarize evidence from clinical trials testing different adjunctive therapy for severe … Continue reading

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Global action for training in malaria elimination

by Dyann F. Wirth, Núria Casamitjana, Marcel Tanner et al. Malar J (2018) 17:51 4 pp. 1.1 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2199-3? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com The gap in human resource training for malaria elimination needs to be addressed in order to assure continued progress. This … Continue reading

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Series from the Lancet journals: Malaria in pregnancy

The Lancet Infectious Diseases – Published: January 30, 2018 http://www.thelancet.com/series/malaria-pregnancy Malaria remains one of the most preventable causes of adverse birth outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine is used to prevent malaria, but resistance to this drug … Continue reading

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The use of mosquito nets in fisheries: A global perspective

by Rebecca Short, Rajina Gurung, Marcus Rowcliffe et al. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191519 – Published: January 31, 2018 14 pp. 3.4 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191519&type=printable Free or subsidised mosquito net (MN) distribution has been an increasingly important tool in efforts to … Continue reading

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Malaria knowledge and bed net use in three transmission settings in southern Africa

by Mufaro Kanyangarara, Harry Hamapumbu, Edmore Mamini, James Lupiya et al. For the Southern Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research Malaria Journal 2018 17:41 – Published: 19 January 2018 12 pp. 1.3 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2178-8? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) … Continue reading

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Attractive toxic sugar baits for controlling mosquitoes: a qualitative study in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

by Marta Ferreira Maia, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Hannah Nelson et al. Malaria Journal 2018 17:22, 10 January 2018 6 pp. 1.2 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2171-2? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com Malaria elimination is unlikely to be achieved without the implementation of new vector control interventions capable … Continue reading

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1st Malaria World Congress

1-5 July 2018 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia For more information see: https://www.malariaworldcongress.org/ Despite impressive advances over the last decade, malaria remains a huge global and regional threat. The recently released WHO 2017 World Malaria Report is a salutary … Continue reading

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Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmission

by Andrew Tompsett, Donald Dickerson, Lawrence Barat et al. US Agency for International Development (USAID, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), December 2017 26 pp. 3.9 MB http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/HC3-Malaria-Elimination- Landscape.pdf In areas with high, … Continue reading

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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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