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29 Apr 2008

Cost-effectiveness analysis of insecticide-treated net distribution as part of the Togo Integrated Child Health Campaign

Encouraging results have been found for the cost-effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets in malaria control. Potentially the efficiency of such programmes could be further improved.
Source: Malaria Journal
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29 Apr 2008

Distribution of knock-down resistance mutations in Anopheles gambiae molecular forms in west and west-central Africa

New findings add to what is known about the development of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
Source: Malaria Journal
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18 Apr 2008

Socio-economic status is inversely related to bed net use in Gabon

Socio-economic factors will be important considerations in programmes to promote the use of insecticide-treated bed nets for prevention of malaria. A study of the use of untreated nets in Gabon has found that poor families are the most likely to use nets, but their nets are in the poorest condition.
Source: Malaria Journal
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9 Apr 2008

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Pregnant Women in the Context of Insecticide Treated Nets Delivered through the Antenatal Clinic

Few clinical trials have studied the effects of antimalarial interventions used in combination. A study from Mozambique has examined the combined use of insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) and intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) during pregnancy. The authors conclude that use of ITNs during pregnancy may reduce the need to administer IPTp, and that ITNs should be part of antenatal care in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: PLoS ONE
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27 Mar 2008

Congenital Chagas’ disease: diagnostic and clinical aspects in an area without vectorial transmission, Bermejo, Bolivia

A study shows that congenital transmission of Chagas’ disease can occur even in countries where the disease vector is absent.
Source: Acta Tropica
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21 Jan 2008

Impact Of Mass Drug Administration On Anopheles-Transmitted Filariasis In Africa: Emerging Data From Ghana And Mali

Recent evidence suggests that anopheline transmitted lymphatic filariasis can be eliminated worldwide because of the phenomenon of facilitation.
Source: WHO/TDR
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18 Jan 2008

Research Directly Linked With Current Vector Control Strategy

This review focuses on aspects related to current vector control strategies that deserve more attention and research.
Source: WHO/TDR
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27 Nov 2007

46 Million Bed Nets Delivered To Families In Malaria Zones, says Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world's largest international financier of the fight against malaria, today announced that programs it supports have so far delivered 46 million bed nets to families at risk of contracting malaria, a 155 percent increase over last year's result of 18 million.

20 Sep 2007

Suriname has 'already hit' malaria MDG

The country of Suriname in northern South America has already exceeded its 2015 Millennium Development Goal target for the reduction of malaria.

31 Aug 2007

Malaria mosquito's odour-sensing systems mapped

Scientists have mapped a sensory organ that the principal malaria-carrying mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, uses to hunt down humans.

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