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Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence…

Background: Malaria is commonly associated with poverty.

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Malaria Eradication Requires Targeting Mosquitoes

Washington Times: Money alone, public or private, won’t eradicate malaria Editorial Board “…Earlier this month, [Bill Gates] wrote a check for $500 million to eradicate malaria. … His goal is to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease that kills an estimated 627,000 annually, mostly in Africa, by distributing mosquito nets and developing a ‘next-generation vaccine.’ It’s a…More

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Communication Challenges: Malaria or Ebola

The purpose of health education of behavior change communication (BCC) is to share ideas such that all sides of the communication process learn to act in ways that better control and prevent disease and promote health.  Both community members (clients) and health workers (providers) need to change behavior is their interaction to become a health promoting dialogue. This dialogue becomes easier when all parties share some common perceptions about the issue at hand. Both health workers and community members can usually agree that malaria often presents with high body temperature. Also both usually agree that malaria can be disruptive of daily life and even be deadly. But there are differences.

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Serological markers for monitoring historical changes in malaria transmission intensity in a…

Background: Monitoring local malaria transmission intensity is essential for planning evidence-based control strategies and evaluating their impact over time.


First imported relapse case of Plasmodium vivax malaria and analysis of its origin by CSP…

In recent years, there has been a substantial increase of imported Plasmodium vivax incidence in Henan Province.


Genetic polymorphism and amino acid sequence variation in Plasmodium falciparum GLURP R2 repeat…

Background: The R2 repeat region of GLURP has been reported as a good genetic marker for Plasmodium falciparum genotyping.


Patterns and predictors of malaria care-seeking, diagnostic testing, and artemisinin-based…

Background: Despite recent improvements in malaria prevention strategies, malaria case management remains a weakness in Northern Nigeria, which is underserved and suffers the country’s highest rates of under-five child mortality.


Are topical insect repellents effective against malaria in endemic populations? A systematic…

Background: Recommended vector control tools against malaria, such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), mainly target mosquitoes that rest and feed on human hosts indoors.


Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence…

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Background: Malaria is commonly associated with poverty.


A heavy legacy: offspring of malaria-infected mosquitoes show reduced disease resistance

Background: Trans-generational effects of immune stimulation may have either adaptive (trans-generational immune priming) or non-adaptive (fitness costs) effects on offspring ability to fight pathogens.


Determinants of the use of insecticide-treated bed nets on islands of pre- and post-malaria…

Background: Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are an integral piece of any malaria elimination strategy, but compliance remains a challenge and determinants of use vary by location and context.


Understanding Child Illness and Malaria Care Seeking in Bauchi State Nigeria

Bright Orji, Masduk Abdulkarim, William Sambisa, Amos Paul Bassi, Solomon Thliza, and William Brieger shares a poster at the 2014 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting that focuses on a baseline study for child illness interventions under the USAID Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP). The authors work with John Snow International and Jhpiego. The poster abstract follows: Seeking of appropriate and quality care for childhood illnesses is a major challenge in much of Africa including Bauchi State, Nigeria. In advance of an intervention to improve available care in the most common points of service (POS), government primary health care centers (PHCs) and patent medicine vendors (PMV), a survey was done of child caregivers in four districts concerning responses to febrile illness, suspected malaria, acute respiratory disease and diarrhea. The ethical review committee in the Bauchi State Ministry of Health approved of the study


Devex Features Several Opinion Pieces As Part Of #HealthyMeans Series

Devex: The power of ‘we’: Partnering for a healthier world Yvonne Chaka Chaka, global goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Devex: Toward a global partnership for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Connor, director for public policy and advocacy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Devex: The best of both worlds: How PPPs can deliver…More


Mutations in Plasmodium falciparum K13 propeller gene from Bangladesh (2009-2013)

Background: Bangladesh is a malaria hypo-endemic country sharing borders with India and Myanmar.


Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency among malaria suspects attending Gambella…

Background: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDd) is widespread across malaria endemic regions.


Impact of a training course on the quality of malaria diagnosis by microscopy in Angola

Background: In Angola, malaria is an endemic disease having a major impact on the economy.


In vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum in neonatal blood

Background: Children below the age of six months suffer less often from malaria than older children in sub-Saharan Africa.


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