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  1. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ruben O. Conner, Yakou Dieye, Michael Hainsworth, Adama Tall, Badara Cissé, Farba Faye, Mame Demba Sy, Amadou Ba, Doudou Sene, Souleymane Ba, Elhadji Doucouré, Tidiane Thiam, Moussa Diop, Kammerle Schneider, Moustapha Cissé, Mady Ba…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:443

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    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2020 19:252

  2. Plasmodial transketolase (PTKT) enzyme is one of the novel pharmacological targets being explored as potential anti-malarial drug target due to its functional role and low sequence identity to the human enzyme...

    Authors: Rita Afriyie Boateng, Özlem Tastan Bishop and Thommas Mutemi Musyoka

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:442

    Content type: Research

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  3. Following a dramatic decline of malaria cases in Aceh province, geographically-based reactive case detection (RACD) was recently evaluated as a tool to improve surveillance with the goal of malaria elimination...

    Authors: Lenny L. Ekawati, Kelly C. Johnson, Jerry O. Jacobson, Carmen A. Cueto, Iska Zarlinda, Iqbal R. F. Elyazar, Abdul Fatah, Maria E. Sumiwi, Rintis Noviyanti, Chris Cotter, Jennifer L. Smith, Farah N. Coutrier and Adam Bennett

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:441

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  4. Cryptic Plasmodium niches outside the liver possibly represent a major source of hypnozoite-unrelated recrudescences in malaria. Maurizio Ascoli, an Italian physician and scientist, suggested that infection was m...

    Authors: Wuelton Monteiro, José Diego Brito-Sousa, Aleix Elizalde-Torrent, Camila Bôtto-Menezes, Gisely Cardoso Melo, Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, Marcus Lacerda and Hernando A. del Portillo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:440

    Content type: Review

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  5. The analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) in drug-resistance associated genes is a commonly used strategy for the surveillance of anti-malarial drug resistance in populations of parasites. The pres...

    Authors: Auwal Adamu, Mahmoud Suleiman Jada, Hauwa Mohammed Sani Haruna, Bassa Obed Yakubu, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun, Takaya Sakura, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Kiyoshi Kita, Kenji Hirayama, Richard Culleton and Mohammed Nasir Shuaibu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:439

    Content type: Research

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  6. In areas of high transmission, malaria in pregnancy (MiP) primarily causes asymptomatic infections; these infections nonetheless increase the risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. In 2014, Tanzania init...

    Authors: Chonge Kitojo, Frank Chacky, Emmanuel S. Kigadye, Joseph P. Mugasa, Abdallah Lusasi, Ally Mohamed, Patrick Walker, Erik J. Reaves, Julie R. Gutman and Deus S. Ishengoma

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:438

    Content type: Research

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  7. Extensive genetic diversity in the Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein (PfCSP) is a major contributing factor to the moderate efficacy of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine. The transmission intensity and rates of...

    Authors: Elikplim A. Amegashie, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Courage Adobor, Peter Ogoti, Kevin Mbogo, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa and Anita Ghansah

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:437

    Content type: Research

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  8. Larval source management is recommended as a supplementary vector control measure for the prevention of malaria. Among the concerns related to larviciding is the feasibility of implementation in tropical areas...

    Authors: John E. Gimnig, Maurice Ombok, Nabie Bayoh, Derrick Mathias, Eric Ochomo, William Jany and Edward D. Walker

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:436

    Content type: Research

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  9. Anti-malarial drug resistance is a severe challenge for eventual control and global elimination of malaria. Resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) increases as mutations accumulate in the Pfdhfr and Pfdhps ...

    Authors: Tingting Jiang, Weijia Cheng, Yi Yao, Huabing Tan, Kai Wu and Jian Li

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:434

    Content type: Research

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  10. Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is recommended for preventing malaria in pregnancy in areas of moderate-to-high transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. How...

    Authors: Jenny Hill, Peter Ouma, Seth Oluoch, Jane Bruce, Simon Kariuki, Meghna Desai and Jayne Webster

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:433

    Content type: Research

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  11. In 2020, Benin has implemented a digitalized mass distribution campaign of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in the particular context of COVID-19 pandemic. This paper describes the implementation process as wel...

    Authors: Rock Aïkpon, Cyriaque Affoukou, Benjamin Hounpkatin, Dieu-Donné Eclou, Yves Cyaka, Elijah Egwu, Narcisse Agbessi, Filémon Tokponnon, Sahidou Salifou, Lamidhi Salami and Aurore Ogouyemi Hounto

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:431

    Content type: Research

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  12. Imported malaria is a major challenge for countries that are in malaria elimination stage such as Zambia. Legitimate cross-border activities add to the risk of transmission, necessitating determination of prev...

    Authors: Maureen N. Chipoya and Nzooma M. Shimaponda-Mataa

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:430

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  13. Automated detection of malaria and dengue infection has been actively researched for more than two decades. Although many improvements have been achieved, these solutions remain too expensive for most laborato...

    Authors: Parag Dharap and Sebastien Raimbault

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:429

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Malaria remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the paediatric population in Malawi. Insecticide-treated bed nets are a key vector malaria control intervention, however, advancement towards u...

    Authors: Donnie Mategula, Latif Ndeketa, Judy Gichuki, Boston Zimba, Wilson Ching’ani and Michael Give Chipeta

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:428

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  15. Malaria was once a serious public health problem in China, with Plasmodium vivax the major species responsible for more than 90% of local transmission. Following significant integrated malaria control and elimina...

    Authors: Guo-Jing Yang, Ying Liu, Le-Yuan Shang, Hong-Wei Zhang, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Melissa A. Penny and Thomas A. Smith

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:427

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  16. Alterations in the structure of haemoglobin (Hb) are usually brought about by point mutations affecting one or, in some cases, two codons encoding amino acids of the globin chains. One in three Ghanaians are s...

    Authors: Mavis Oppong, Helena Lamptey, Eric Kyei-Baafour, Belinda Aculley, Ebenezer Addo Ofori, Bernard Tornyigah, Margaret Kweku and Michael F. Ofori

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:426

    Content type: Research

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  17. Malaria remains a major public health concern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its control is affected by recurrent conflicts. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) initiated several studies to bette...

    Authors: Jeanine A. C. M. Loonen, Dominic B. Dery, Bertin Z. Musaka, Janvier B. Bandibabone, Teun Bousema, Marit van Lenthe, Biserka Pop-Stefanija, Jean-François Fesselet and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:425

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  18. Well-defined promoters are essential elements for genetic studies in all organisms, and enable controlled expression of endogenous genes, transgene expression, and gene editing. Despite this, there is a paucit...

    Authors: Laura M. Bowman, Logan E. Finger, Kevin J. Hart and Scott E. Lindner

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:424

    Content type: Research

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  19. This paper investigates the impact of malaria preventive interventions in Ghana and the prospects of achieving programme goals using mathematical models based on regionally diverse climatic zones of the country.

    Authors: Timothy Awine and Sheetal P. Silal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:423

    Content type: Research

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  20. Solving the problem of malaria requires a highly skilled workforce with robust infrastructure, financial backing and sound programme management coordinated by a strategic plan. Here, the capacity of National M...

    Authors: Tanya L. Russell, Robert Farlow, Myo Min, Effie Espino, Abraham Mnzava and Thomas R. Burkot

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:422

    Content type: Research

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  21. To maintain momentum towards improved malaria control and elimination, a vaccine would be a key addition to the intervention toolkit. Two approaches are recommended: (1) promote the development and short to me...

    Authors: Chetan E. Chitnis, David Schellenberg, Johan Vekemans, Edwin J. Asturias, Philip Bejon, Katharine A. Collins, Brendan S. Crabb, Socrates Herrera, Miriam Laufer, N. Regina Rabinovich, Meta Roestenberg, Adelaide Shearley, Halidou Tinto, Marian Wentworth, Kate O’Brien and Pedro Alonso

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:421

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. Interconnecting institutions (health and education sector) and community (through a network of community structures) in social and behaviour change (SBC) activities can add value in an effort for malaria preve...

    Authors: Liliana de Sousa Pinto da Fonseca, Jorge A. H. Arroz, Maria do Rosário O Martins and Zulmira Hartz

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:420

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  23. Malaria still represents a major health threat, in terms of both morbidity and mortality. Complications of malaria present a diversified clinical spectrum, with neurological involvement leading to the most ser...

    Authors: Nadia Castaldo, Carlo Tascini, Paola Della Siega, Maddalena Peghin and Davide Pecori

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:419

    Content type: Research

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  24. Host preference is a critical determinant of human exposure to vector-borne infections and the impact of vector control interventions. Widespread use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) and indoor...

    Authors: Yeromin P. Mlacha, Prosper P. Chaki, Athuman Muhili, Dennis J. Massue, Marcel Tanner, Silas Majambere, Gerry F. Killen and Nicodem J. Govella

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:418

    Content type: Research

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  25. Anopheles subpictus and Anopheles sundaicus are closely related species, each comprising several sibling species. Ambiguities exist in the classification of these two nominal species and the specific status of me...

    Authors: Ankita Sindhania, Manoj K. Das, Gunjan Sharma, Sinnathamby N. Surendran, B. R. Kaushal, Himanshu P. Lohani and Om P. Singh

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:417

    Content type: Research

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  26. The World Health Organization (WHO) promotes long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) and indoor residual house-spraying (IRS) for malaria control in endemic countries. However, long-term impact data of vector co...

    Authors: Arthur Mpimbaza, Asadu Sserwanga, Damian Rutazaana, James Kapisi, Richard Walemwa, Laurissa Suiyanka, David Kyalo, Moses Kamya, Jimmy Opigo and Robert W. Snow

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:416

    Content type: Research

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  27. Since the advent of the Green Revolution, pesticides have played an important role in the global management of invertebrate pests including vector mosquitoes. Despite optimal efficacy, insects often display in...

    Authors: Mmabaledi Buxton, Ryan J. Wasserman and Casper Nyamukondiwa

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:415

    Content type: Research

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  28. The menace of resistance to anti-malarial drugs is a great challenge to malaria control, necessitating the search for new anti-malarial agents. This search has led to the exploration of natural products for ef...

    Authors: Favour O. Omeiza, George O. Ademowo and Funmilola A. Ayeni

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:414

    Content type: Research

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  29. After a marked reduction in malaria burden in Cambodia over the last decades, case numbers increased again in 2017–2018. In light of the national goal of malaria elimination by 2025, remaining pockets of high ...

    Authors: Mirco Sandfort, Amélie Vantaux, Saorin Kim, Thomas Obadia, Anaïs Pepey, Soazic Gardais, Nimol Khim, Dysoley Lek, Michael White, Leanne J. Robinson, Benoit Witkowski and Ivo Mueller

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:413

    Content type: Research

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  30. Malaria remains a significant public health problem in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Government control measures include bed net distribution campaigns, however, local knowledge, attitudes and practices towards ...

    Authors: Harry Hutchins, Grace Power, Thomas Ant, Eunice Teixeira da Silva, Adriana Goncalves, Amabelia Rodrigues, James Logan, David Mabey and Anna Last

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:412

    Content type: Research

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  31. The global COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the maintenance of various disease control programmes, including malaria. In some malaria-endemic countries, funding and personnel reallocations were executed fr...

    Authors: Ajib Diptyanusa and Karen Nelwin Zablon

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:411

    Content type: Opinion

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  32. In the past decade substantial reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality has been observed through well-implemented case management and vector control strategies. India has also achieved a significant reduc...

    Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Sekh Nisar, Yashpal Jain, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal, Neeru Singh and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:410

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  33. According to China’s Malaria Eradication Action Plan, malaria cases diagnosed and reported by health authorities at the county level must be further re-confirmed by provincial laboratories. The Yunnan Province...

    Authors: Ying Dong, Yan Deng, Yanchun Xu, Mengni Chen, Chun Wei, Canglin Zhang, Xianghua Mao and Jingbo Xue

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:409

    Content type: Research

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  34. Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) have greatly reduced malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, but are threatened by insecticide resistance. In south-eastern ...

    Authors: Polius G. Pinda, Claudia Eichenberger, Halfan S. Ngowo, Dickson S. Msaky, Said Abbasi, Japhet Kihonda, Hamis Bwanaly and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:408

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  35. In 2018, Nigeria accounted for the highest prevalence of malaria worldwide. Pregnant women and children under five years bear the highest risk of malaria. Geographical factors affect utilization of insecticide...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Shadrach Dare and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:407

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  36. Health workers' compliance with outpatient malaria case-management guidelines has been improving, specifically regarding the universal testing of suspected cases and the use of artemisinin-based combination th...

    Authors: Beatrice Amboko, Kasia Stepniewska, Peter M. Macharia, Beatrice Machini, Philip Bejon, Robert W. Snow and Dejan Zurovac

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:406

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  37. The burden of malaria in Uganda remains high, but has become increasingly heterogenous following intensified malaria control. Travel within Uganda is recognized as a risk factor for malaria, but behaviours ass...

    Authors: Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Paul Krezanoski, John Rek, Victor Kamya, Adrienne Epstein, Philip J. Rosenthal, Chris Drakeley, Moses R. Kamya, Grant Dorsey and Sarah G. Staedke

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:405

    Content type: Research

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  38. To achieve malaria elimination, it is important to determine the role of human mobility in parasite transmission maintenance. The Alto Juruá basin (Brazil) exhibits one of the largest vivax and falciparum mala...

    Authors: Marcelo F. C. Gomes, Cláudia T Codeço, Leonardo S. Bastos and Raquel M. Lana

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:404

    Content type: Research

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  39. Molecular epidemiology can provide important information regarding the genetic diversity and transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, which can assist in designing and monitoring elimination efforts. However, malar...

    Authors: Tolla Ndiaye, Mouhamad Sy, Amy Gaye, Katherine J. Siddle, Daniel J. Park, Amy K. Bei, Awa B. Deme, Aminata Mbaye, Baba Dieye, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Ibrahima Mbaye Ndiaye, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Khadim Diongue, Sarah K. Volkman, Aida Sadikh Badiane and Daouda Ndiaye

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:403

    Content type: Research

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  40. The success of malaria control using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is threatened by pyrethroid resistance developed by the malaria vectors, worldwide. To combat the resistance, synergist piperonyl but...

    Authors: Gunasekaran Kasinathan, Sudhansu Sekhar Sahu, Nallan Krishnamoorthy, Mohammed Mustafa Baig, Sonia Thankachy, Smrutidhara Dash, Swaminathan Subramanian and Purushothaman Jambulingam

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:402

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  41. Reactive case detection (RACD) and foci investigation are key strategies in malaria elimination and prevention of its re-establishment. They are a key part of surveillance that has been recommended by the Worl...

    Authors: Ruwanthi Perera, Amandhi Caldera and A. Rajitha Wickremasinghe

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:401

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  42. Gestational malaria is associated with negative outcomes in maternal and gestational health; timely diagnosis is crucial to avoid complications. However, the limited infrastructure, equipment, test reagents, a...

    Authors: Deisy Cristina Restrepo-Posada, Jaime Carmona-Fonseca and Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:400

    Content type: Research

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  43. Single nucleotide polymorphisms occurring in the Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistant gene 1 (pfmdr1) are known to be associated with aminoquinoline resistance and, therefore, represent key P. falciparum mar...

    Authors: Hamtandi Magloire Natama, Rouamba Toussaint, Djamina Line Cerine Bazié, Sékou Samadoulougou, Maminata Coulibaly-Traoré, Halidou Tinto and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:399

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  44. There is an urgent need for insecticides with novel modes of action against mosquito vectors. Broflanilide is a meta-diamide, discovered and named Tenebenal™ by Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., which has been iden...

    Authors: Rosemary Susan Lees, Pauline Ambrose, Jessica Williams, John Morgan, Giorgio Praulins, Victoria A. Ingham, Chris T. Williams, Rhiannon Agnes Ellis Logan, Hanafy M. Ismail and David Malone

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:398

    Content type: Research

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  45. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is recommended at the initial phase for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum, to reduce morbidity and mortality in all countries where malaria is endemic. Polymorphism in...

    Authors: Ommer Mohammed Dafalla, Mohammed Alzahrani, Ahmed Sahli, Mohammed Abdulla Al Helal, Mohammad Mohammad Alhazmi, Elsiddig Mohammed Noureldin, Waheed Sideeg Mohamed, Tajeldin Bashir Hamid, Aymen Awad Abdelhaleem, Yahya Ali Hobani, Ommar Ali Arif, Ibrahim Munagi Bokar, Abdulazai Mohammed Hakami and Zaki Manawar Eisa

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:397

    Content type: Research

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  46. In Laos, the malaria burden remains high despite a significant reduction of cases during the last decade. In the context of the disease elimination by 2030, a nationwide entomological survey was conducted to b...

    Authors: Sébastien Marcombe, Santi Maithaviphet, Julie Bobichon, Nothasin Phommavan, Simone Nambanya, Vincent Corbel and Paul T. Brey

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:396

    Content type: Research

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  47. Innovative community strategies to increase intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) coverage is advocated particularly in rural areas, where health infrastructure is weakest ...

    Authors: Ijeoma Nkem Okedo-Alex, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike, Chihurumnanya Nwachi Alo, Adaoha Pearl Agu, Chinyere Benedicta Nzeh, Chinwendu Daniel Ndukwe, Odii Ogonna Okoro, Dejene Derseh Abateneh and Chigozie Jesse Uneke

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:394

    Content type: Research

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  48. Incidence of malaria and anaemia are of public health importance especially in pregnant women in endemic regions, due to the negative health consequences to the mother and fetus. This study aimed to assess the...

    Authors: Adeola Y. Olukosi, Abiodun Olakiigbe, Olusola Ajibaye, Bassey A. Orok, Olugbenga O. Aina, Samuel K. Akindele, Olajumoke O. Akinyele, Adebayo T. Onajole, Samson T. Awolola, Tolulope Arowolo and Bamigboye M. Afolabi

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:393

    Content type: Research

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