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  1. Cerebral malaria (CM) continues to present a major health challenge, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. CM is associated with a characteristic malarial retinopathy (MR) with diagnostic and prognostic signific...

    Authors: Kyle J. Wilson, Amit Dhalla, Yanda Meng, Zhanhan Tu, Yalin Zheng, Priscilla Mhango, Karl B. Seydel and Nicholas A. V. Beare
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:139
  2. As both mechanistic and geospatial malaria modeling methods become more integrated into malaria policy decisions, there is increasing demand for strategies that combine these two methods. This paper introduces...

    Authors: Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, Caitlin A. Bever, Jaline Gerardin, Joshua L. Proctor, Meikang Wu, Dennis Harding, T. Deirdre Hollingsworth, Samir Bhatt and Peter W. Gething
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:138
  3. For their 2021–2025 National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP), Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), developed a targeted approach to in...

    Authors: Ifeoma D. Ozodiegwu, Monique Ambrose, Beatriz Galatas, Manuela Runge, Aadrita Nandi, Kamaldeen Okuneye, Neena Parveen Dhanoa, Ibrahim Maikore, Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Caitlin Bever, Abdisalan Noor and Jaline Gerardin
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:137
  4. Measuring risk of malaria transmission is complex, especially in case of Plasmodium vivax. This may be overcome using membrane feeding assays in the field where P. vivax is endemic. However, mosquito-feeding assa...

    Authors: Andargie Abate, Jifar Hassen, Laurent Dembele, Didier Menard and Lemu Golassa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:136
  5. Ethiopia rolled out primaquine nationwide in 2018 for radical cure along with chloroquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax malaria in its bid for malaria elimination by 2030. The emergence of a...

    Authors: Daniel Abebe Mekonnen, Girma Shumie Abadura, Sinknesh Wolde Behaksra, Hiwot Solomon Taffese, Gudissa Aseffa Bayissa, Mikiyas Gebremichael Bulto, Tesfaye Sisay Tessema, Fitsum G. Tadesse and Endalamaw Gadisa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:135
  6. The effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in preventing malaria in young children is well established. However, the long-term effects of early childhood ITN use on educational outcomes, fertility, a...

    Authors: Sigilbert Mrema, Fredros Okumu, Joanna Schellenberg and Günther Fink
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:134
  7. A recent WHO recommendation for perennial malaria chemoprevention (PMC) encourages countries to adapt dose timing and number to local conditions. However, knowledge gaps on the epidemiological impact of PMC an...

    Authors: Manuela Runge, Anne Stahlfeld, Monique Ambrose, Kok Ben Toh, Semiu Rahman, Omowunmi F. Omoniwa, Caitlin A. Bever, Olusola Oresanya, Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Beatriz Galatas, James K. Tibenderana and Jaline Gerardin
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:133
  8. The success of insecticide treated bed nets (ITNs) for malaria vector control in Africa relies on the behaviour of various species of Anopheles. Previous research has described mosquito behavioural alterations re...

    Authors: Katherine Gleave, Amy Guy, Frank Mechan, Mischa Emery, Annabel Murphy, Vitaly Voloshin, Catherine E. Towers, David Towers, Hilary Ranson, Geraldine M. Foster and Philip J. McCall
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:132
  9. Even though malaria is easily preventable and treatable, it continues to have a devastating impact on people’s health and livelihoods around the world. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a disproportionately high shar...

    Authors: Jessica Ashiakie Tetteh, Patrick Elorm Djissem and Alfred Kwesi Manyeh
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:131
  10. In malaria-endemic areas, children presenting to hospitals with a decreased level of consciousness remain a diagnostic dilemma. The definition of cerebral malaria in a comatose child demands exclusion of other...

    Authors: Okko Savonius, Cintia F. de Souza, Cláudia Fançony, Manuel Leite Cruzeiro, Miguel Brito and Tuula Pelkonen
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:130
  11. Controlling malaria-transmitting Anopheles mosquitoes with pyrethroid insecticides is becoming increasingly challenging because of widespread resistance amongst vector populations. The development of new insectic...

    Authors: Jessica Carson, Bryan Erriah, Stephania Herodotou, Alexander G. Shtukenberg, Leilani Smith, Svetlana Ryazanskaya, Michael D. Ward, Bart Kahr and Rosemary Susan Lees
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:129
  12. Health facilities’ availability of malaria diagnostic tests and anti-malarial drugs (AMDs), and the correctness of treatment are critical for the appropriate case management, and malaria surveillance programs....

    Authors: Hosein Azizi, Elham Davtalab Esmaeili and Fariba Abbasi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:127
  13. The human host elicits specific immune responses after exposure to various life stages of the malaria parasite as well as components of mosquito saliva injected into the host during a mosquito bite. This study...

    Authors: Sebastian Shine Kwapong, Kwame Kumi Asare, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi, Faustina Pappoe, Nicaise Ndam, Rachida Tahar, Anne Poinsignon and Linda Eva Amoah
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:126
  14. Although pro-inflammatory cytokines are involved in the clearance of Plasmodium falciparum during the early stages of the infection, increased levels of these cytokines have been implicated in the pathogenesis of...

    Authors: Dumizulu Tembo, Visopo Harawa, Tam C. Tran, Louise Afran, Malcolm E. Molyneux, Terrie E. Taylor, Karl B. Seydel, Tonney Nyirenda, David G. Russell and Wilson Mandala
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:125

    The Correction to this article has been published in Malaria Journal 2023 22:212

  15. In Cameroon, malaria contributes significantly to the morbidity and mortality of children under 5 years old. In order to encourage adequate treatment-seeking in health facilities, user fee exemptions for malar...

    Authors: Rolf Nyah Tuku Nzalie, John Ngunde Palle and Dickson Shey Nsagha
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:124
  16. Malaria remains one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in Cameroon. To inform vector control intervention decision making, malaria vector surveillance was conducted monthly from October 2018 to Sept...

    Authors: Etienne Fondjo, Jean-Claude Toto, Magellan Tchouakui, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Salomon Patchoke, Benjamin Menze, Boris Njeambosay, Francis Zeukeug, Raymond Tabue Ngomdjum, Elysée Mandeng, Emmanuel Elanga-Ndille, Edmond Kopya, Jerome Achille Binyang, Cyrille Ndo, Billy Tene-Fossog, Armel Tedjou…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:123
  17. Vector control tools are urgently needed to control malaria transmission in Africa. A native strain of Chromobacterium sp. from Burkina Faso was recently isolated and preliminarily named Chromobacterium anophelis

    Authors: Edounou Jacques Gnambani, Etienne Bilgo, Roch K. Dabiré, Adrien Marie Gaston Belem and Abdoulaye Diabaté
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:122
  18. Authors: Ashenaf Assefa, Hussein Mohammed, Anjoli Anand, Adugna Abera, Heven Sime, Anna A. Minta, Mekonnen Tadesse, Yehualashet Tadesse, Samuel Girma, Worku Bekele, Kebede Etana, Bereket Hailegiorgis Alemayehu, Hiwot Teka, Dereje Dilu, Mebrahtom Haile, Hiwot Solomon…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:121

    The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2022 21:359

  19. SMC was adopted in Nigeria in 2014 and by 2021 was being implemented in 18 states, over four months between June and October by 143000 community drug distributors (CDDs) to a target population of 23million chi...

    Authors: Nnenna Ogbulafor, Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Emmanuel Shekarau, Jamilu Nikau, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Nadia M. L. Fanou, Ibrahima Marietou Mbaye, Jean-Louis Ndiaye, Andre-Marie Tchouatieu, Abena Poku-Awuku, Corinne Merle, Susana Scott, Paul Milligan, Aminu Ali, Hauwa’u Evelyn Yusuf, Stephen Oguche…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:120
  20. The spread of Plasmodium vivax strains resistant to chloroquine (CQ) has posed a challenge to control strategies aimed at eliminating malaria. Molecular analysis of candidate resistance markers is very important ...

    Authors: Sakineh Pirahmadi, Shima Afzali, Akram Abouie Mehrizi, Abbasali Raz and Ahmad Raeisi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:118
  21. Malaria remains a major public health concern in Cameroon. Understanding vector distribution and malaria transmission dynamics is of paramount importance for evaluating the performance of control strategies. T...

    Authors: Nelly Armanda Kala Chouakeu, Timoléon Tchuinkam, Roland Bamou, Mabu Maxim Bindamu, Abdou Talipouo, Edmond Kopya, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:116
  22. Control of malaria parasite transmission can be enhanced by understanding which human demographic groups serve as the infectious reservoirs. Because vector biting can be heterogeneous, some infected individual...

    Authors: Rex B. Mbewe, John B. Keven, Charles Mangani, Mark L. Wilson, Themba Mzilahowa, Don P. Mathanga, Clarissa Valim, Miriam K. Laufer, Edward D. Walker and Lauren M. Cohee
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:115
  23. Once a mainstay of malaria elimination operations, larval source management (LSM)—namely, the treatment of mosquito breeding habitats–has been marginalized in Africa in favour of long-lasting insecticidal nets...

    Authors: Arbel Vigodny, Michael Ben Aharon, Alexandra Wharton-Smith, Yonatan Fialkoff, Arnon Houri-Yafin, Fernando Bragança, Flavio Soares Da Graça, Dan Gluck, João Alcântara Viegas D’Abreu and Herodes Rompão
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:114
  24. Although malaria transmission has experienced an overall decline in sub-Saharan Africa, urban malaria is now considered an emerging health issue due to rapid and uncontrolled urbanization and the adaptation of...

    Authors: Sabine Vanhuysse, Seynabou Mocote Diédhiou, Taïs Grippa, Stefanos Georganos, Lassana Konaté, El Hadji Amadou Niang and Eléonore Wolff
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:113
  25. One of the major roadblocks to the falciparum malaria elimination programme is the presence of a portion of the population, such as school children, with asymptomatic malaria infection. Targeting such reservoi...

    Authors: Abdissa Biruksew, Ashenafi Demeke, Zewdie Birhanu, Estifanos Kebede, Lemu Golassa, Evans Mantiri Mathebula and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:112
  26. Malaria remains a main parasitic disease of humans. Although the largest number of cases is reported in the African region, there are still endemic foci in the Americas. Central America reported 36,000 malaria...

    Authors: Gabriela Matamoros, Denis Escobar, Alejandra Pinto, Delmy Serrano, Eliška Ksandrová, Nicole Grimaldi, Gabriel Juárez-Fontecha, Marcela Moncada, Hugo O. Valdivia and Gustavo Fontecha
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:110
  27. The functional survival time of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), which varies across different field contexts, is critical for the successful prevention of malaria transmission. However, there is limite...

    Authors: Honelgn Nahusenay Hiruy, Seth R. Irish, Semira Abdelmenan, Yonas Wuletaw, Ayele Zewde, Adugna Woyessa, Mebrahtom Haile, Sheleme Chibsa, Lena Lorenz, Alemayehu Worku, Josh Yukich, Yemane Berhane and Joseph Keating
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:109
  28. Rectal artesunate (RAS) is a World Health Organization (WHO) recommended intervention that can save lives of children 6 years and younger suffering from severe malaria and living in remote areas. Access to RAS...

    Authors: Monique S. Oliff, Pamela Muniina, Kenneth Babigumira, John Phuka, Hans Rietveld, John Sande, Humphreys Nsona and Maud M. Lugand
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:108
  29. For a country such as South Africa which is targeting malaria elimination, mobile and migrant populations pose a substantial risk to importation of malaria parasites. It has been hypothesized that halting cros...

    Authors: Rajendra Maharaj, Abigail Ward, Bradley Didier, Ishen Seocharan, Nina Firas, Ryleen Balawanth, Dominic Lucero, Natashia Morris, Mbavhalelo Shandukani, Eric Raswiswi, Gillian Malatjie, Erik Mabunda and Devanand Moonasar
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:107
  30. Though anecdotal evidence suggests that smoke from HAP has a repellent effect on mosquitoes, very little work has been done to assess the effect of biomass smoke on malaria infection. The study, therefore, sou...

    Authors: Kwaku Poku Asante, Blair J. Wylie, Felix B. Oppong, Ashlinn Quinn, Stephaney Gyaase, Alison G. Lee, Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Katrin Burkart, Ellen Abrafi Boamah-Kaali, Seyram Kaali, Steven Chillrud, Patrick L. Kinney, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Darby Jack
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:106
  31. New anti-malarial drugs are needed urgently to address the increasing challenges of drug-resistant falciparum malaria. Two rhinacanthin analogues containing a naphthoquinone moiety resembling atovaquone showed...

    Authors: Suwanna Chaorattanakawee, Varakorn Kosaisavee, Watanyu Bunsermyos, Chaiyawat Aonsri, Witcha Imaram, Kanokon Suwannasin, Chanon Kunasol, Chatchadaporn Thamnurak, Nonlawat Boonyalai, David Saunders, Arjen M. Dondorp, Mathirut Mungthin and Mallika Imwong
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:105
  32. Anopheles stephensi is a malaria-transmitting mosquito that has recently expanded from its primary range in Asia and the Middle East, to locations in Africa. This species is a competent vector of both Plasmodium ...

    Authors: Sadie J. Ryan, Catherine A. Lippi, Oswaldo C. Villena, Aspen Singh, Courtney C. Murdock and Leah R. Johnson
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:104
  33. Malaria is endemic in 95% of Uganda and constitutes the country’s most significant public health problem—being the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially among children under five years of age. T...

    Authors: Richard Nyeko, Felix Otim, Evelyn Miriam Obiya and Catherine Abala
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:103
  34. Understanding Plasmodium falciparum population diversity and transmission dynamics provides information on the intensity of malaria transmission, which is needed for assessing malaria control interventions. This ...

    Authors: Shirley V. Simpson, Sabin S. Nundu, Hiroaki Arima, Osamu Kaneko, Toshihiro Mita, Richard Culleton and Taro Yamamoto
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:102
  35. Exposure during pregnancy to malaria and sexually-transmitted infections is associated with adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight (LBW). This study aimed at assessing if the adjunction of two doses...

    Authors: Moussa Lingani, Serge H. Zango, Innocent Valéa, Sékou Samadoulougou, Georges Somé, Maïmouna Sanou, Berenger Kaboré, Toussaint Rouamba, Herman Sorgho, Marc C. Tahita, Karim Derra, Michèle Dramaix, Halidou Tinto, Philippe Donnen and Annie Robert
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:101
  36. Insecticide resistance is a serious threat to the continued effectiveness of insecticide-based malaria vector control measures, such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS)...

    Authors: Patrick Tungu, Bilali Kabula, Theresia Nkya, Pendael Machafuko, Edward Sambu, Bernard Batengana, Wema Sudi, Yahaya A. Derua, Victor Mwingira, Denis Masue, Robert Malima, Chonge Kitojo, Naomi Serbantez, Erik J. Reaves, Charles Mwalimu, Samwel L. Nhiga…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:100
  37. While many malaria-endemic countries have health management information systems that can measure and report malaria trends in a timely manner, these routine systems have limitations. Periodic community cross-s...

    Authors: Julie R. Gutman, Julia Nanteza Mwesigwa, Kyra Arnett, Chabu Kangale, Sijenunu Aaron, Dele Babarinde, Julie Buekens, Baltazar Candrinho, Siaka Debe, Peder Digre, Mary Drake, Adama Gansané, Christelle Gogue, Kevin S. Griffith, Joseph Hicks, Réné Kinda…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:99
  38. Point-of-care diagnosis of malaria is currently based on microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests. However, both techniques have their constraints, including poor sensitivity for low parasitaemias. Hence, more ac...

    Authors: Norbert J. van Dijk, Sandra Menting, Ellen M. S. Wentink-Bonnema, Patricia E. Broekhuizen-van Haaften, Elen Withycombe, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Petra F. Mens
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:98
  39. Community case management of malaria (CCM) has been expanded in many settings, but there are limited data describing the impact of these services in routine implementation settings or at large scale. Zambia ha...

    Authors: Ruth A. Ashton, Busiku Hamainza, Chris Lungu, Marie-Reine I. Rutagwera, Travis Porter, Adam Bennett, Michael Hainsworth, Sarah Burnett, Kafula Silumbe, Hannah Slater, Thomas P. Eisele and John M. Miller
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:96
  40. The primary malaria vector-control interventions, indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets, are effective against indoor biting and resting mosquito species. Consequently, outdoor biting and...

    Authors: Kochelani Saili, Christiaan de Jager, Onyango P. Sangoro, Theresia E. Nkya, Freddie Masaninga, Mwansa Mwenya, Andy Sinyolo, Busiku Hamainza, Emmanuel Chanda, Ulrike Fillinger and Clifford M. Mutero
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:95
  41. Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors can be spatially highly heterogeneous, yet population structure analyses frequently find relatively high levels of gene flow among mosquito populations. Few studies ha...

    Authors: Smita Das, Mara Máquina, Keeley Phillips, Nelson Cuamba, Dulcisaria Marrenjo, Francisco Saúte, Krijn P. Paaijmans and Silvie Huijben
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:94
  42. Knowing the species composition and insecticide resistance status of the target vector population is important to guide malaria vector control. The aim of this study was to characterize the malaria vector popu...

    Authors: Bédjou P. N’Dri, Nadja C. Wipf, Jasmina Saric, Behi K. Fodjo, Giovanna Raso, Jürg Utzinger, Pie Müller and Chouaïbou S. Mouhamadou
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:93
  43. Attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) is a promising “attract and kill”-based approach for mosquito control. It is a combination of flower nectar/fruit juice to attract the mosquitoes, sugar solution to stimulate...

    Authors: Sarita Kumar, Aarti Sharma, Roopa Rani Samal, Manoj Kumar, Vaishali Verma, Ravinder Kumar Sagar, Shri Pati Singh and Kamaraju Raghavendra
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:92
  44. Malaria is still one of the major infectious diseases affecting human health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has attached special importance to malaria-related technical training for its global elimin...

    Authors: Cheng Liang, Xuedan Ke, Yuanyuan Cao, Weiming Wang, Mengmeng Yang, Jie Wang, Cecilia T. Hugo, Leonard Ortega, Glenda Gonzales, Guoding Zhu and Jun Cao
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:90
  45. Thioester-containing protein 1 (TEP1) is a highly polymorphic gene playing an important role in mosquito immunity to parasite development and associated with Anopheles gambiae vectorial competence. Allelic variat...

    Authors: Majidah Hamid-Adiamoh, Abdoulie Mai Janko Jabang, Kevin Ochieng Opondo, Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Benoit Sessinou Assogba and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:89

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