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  1. Tanzania has made remarkable progress in reducing malaria burden and aims to transition from malaria control to sub-national elimination. In 2013, electronic weekly and monthly reporting platforms using the Di...

    Authors: Joseph J. Joseph, Humphrey R. Mkali, Erik J. Reaves, Osia S. Mwaipape, Ally Mohamed, Samwel N. Lazaro, Sijenunu Aaron, Frank Chacky, Anna Mahendeka, Hermes S. Rulagirwa, Mwendwa Mwenesi, Elibariki Mwakapeje, Ally Y. Ally, Chonge Kitojo, Naomi Serbantez, Ssanyu Nyinondi…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:321
  2. The entire population of Mozambique is at risk for malaria, which remains one of the leading causes of death. The 2017–2022 National Malaria Strategic Plan focuses on reducing malaria morbidity and mortality i...

    Authors: Anton L. V. Avanceña, Angie Miller, Neide Canana, Janeth Dula, Abuchahama Saifodine, Baltazar Cadrinho and Elisa M. Maffioli
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:320
  3. Detection of malaria parasitaemia in samples that are negative by rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) requires resource-intensive molecular tools. While pooled testing using a two-step strategy provides a cost-savin...

    Authors: Monica P. Shah, Winnie Chebore, Robert H. Lyles, Kephas Otieno, Zhiyong Zhou, Mateusz Plucinski, Lance A. Waller, Wycliffe Odongo, Kim A. Lindblade, Simon Kariuki, Aaron M. Samuels, Meghna Desai, Rebecca M. Mitchell and Ya Ping Shi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:319
  4. Insecticidal mosquito-proof netting screens could combine the best features of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), the two most important front line vector control interventions...

    Authors: Rogath Msoffe, Matilda Hewitt, John P. Masalu, Marcelina Finda, Deogratius R. Kavishe, Fredros O. Okumu, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa and Gerry F. Killeen
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:318
  5. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of malaria prevents a mild case from developing into severe disease and death. Unfortunately, parasitological testing of febrile children is greater in the public and formal priv...

    Authors: Olajoju Temidayo Soniran, Benedicta Ayiedu Mensah, Ndong Ignatius Cheng, Benjamin Abuaku and Collins Stephen Ahorlu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:317
  6. Indonesia is progressing towards malaria elimination. To achieve this goal, intervention measures must be addressed to cover all Plasmodium species. Comprehensive control measures and surveillance programmes must...

    Authors: Irbah Rea Alvieda Nainggolan, Rycha Dwi Syafutri, Monica Nadya Sinambela, Clara Devina, Handayani, Beby Syofiani Hasibuan, Sriwipa Chuangchaiya, Paul C. S. Divis, Zulkarnain Md Idris, Ranti Permatasari and Inke Nadia Diniyanti Lubis
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:316
  7. Evaluating malaria control strategies for pregnant women is essential. The objective of this study was to determine the factors influencing antenatal care (ANC) visit attendance, complete intermittent preventi...

    Authors: Jean Claude Biteghe-Bi-Essone, Roméo Karl Imboumy-Limoukou, Jean Jordan Ekogha-Ovono, Sydney Maghendji-Nzondo, Pater Noster Sir-Ondo-Enguier, Lydie Sandrine Oyegue and Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:315
  8. The global burden of malaria continues to be a significant public health concern. Despite advances made in therapeutics for malaria, there continues to be high morbidity and mortality associated with this infe...

    Authors: Esther Sarpong, Desmond Omane Acheampong, George Nkansah Rost Fordjour, Akwasi Anyanful, Enoch Aninagyei, Derek A. Tuoyire, Dee Blackhurst, George Boateng Kyei, Martins Ekor and Nicholas Ekow Thomford
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:314
  9. Malaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years of age in Uganda. Although Karamoja sub-region has the highest prevalence of malaria, and one of the highest case fa...

    Authors: Jane Frances Zalwango, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Rebecca Akunzirwe, Remmy Buhuguru, Joan Bayowa Rokani, Emmanuel Ssendikwanawa, Sarah Kiguli, Emmanuel Arinaitwe and Joan N. Kalyango
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:312
  10. A vital aspect of disease management and policy making lies in the understanding of the universal distribution of diseases. Nevertheless, due to differences all-over host groups and space–time outbreak activit...

    Authors: Jecinta U. Ibeji, Henry Mwambi and Abdul-Karim Iddrisu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:311
  11. Recent research has established that acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common problem in severe paediatric malaria. Limited access to kidney diagnostic studies in the low resources settings where malaria is commo...

    Authors: Derby Tembo, Suzanna Mwanza, Chisambo Mwaba, Ifunanya Dallah, Somwe wa Somwe, Karl B. Seydel and Gretchen L. Birbeck
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:310
  12. Despite its effectiveness, the optimal use of the combination of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) remains low in ma...

    Authors: Ibrahima Barry, Almamy Amara Toure, Oumar Sangho, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Diao Cisse, Abdourahamane Diallo, Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Younoussa Sylla, Lancina Doumbia, Mahamoud Sama Cherif, Alseny Yarie Camara, Fatou Diawara, Moctar Tounkara, Alexandre Delamou and Seydou Doumbia
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:309
  13. Interleukin (IL)-1β is a proinflammatory cytokine that has a role in disease-related inflammation, including malaria. However, reports on the effect of IL-1β on malaria severity are inconsistent. Therefore, me...

    Authors: Aongart Mahittikorn, Pattamaporn Kwankaew, Pongruj Rattaprasert, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Frederick Ramirez Masangkay and Manas Kotepui
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:308
  14. Malaria continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Africa and conventional malaria control strategies, such as indoor residual spraying and insecticide-treated bed nets, have limited effecti...

    Authors: Takalani I. Makhanthisa, Leo Braack, Maria S. Bornman and Heike Lutermann
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:307
  15. Resistance to anti-malarial drugs is associated with polymorphisms in target genes and surveillance for these molecular markers is important to detect the emergence of mutations associated with drug resistance...

    Authors: Angela Patricia Guerra, Mario Javier Olivera, Liliana Jazmín Cortés, Stella M. Chenet, Alexandre Macedo de Oliveira and Naomi W. Lucchi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:306
  16. Impacts of nationally directed malaria control interventions hinge on understanding malaria transmission and prevention at the community level. The decision to seek care or health-seeking behaviours provide va...

    Authors: Dominique E. Earland, Albino Francisco Bibe, Anísio Novela, João Ferrão and Kelly M. Searle
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:305
  17. The alertness and practice of health care providers (HCPs) in the correct management of suspected malaria (CMSM) (vigilance) is a central component of malaria surveillance following elimination, and it must be...

    Authors: Hosein Azizi, Reza Majdzadeh, Ayat Ahmadi, Ahmad Raeisi, Maryam Nazemipour, Mohammad Ali Mansournia and Allan Schapira
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:304
  18. Malaria in pregnancy control interventions have been implemented through antenatal care services for more than 2 decades in Ghana. The uptake of these interventions has seen steady improvement over the years. ...

    Authors: Gifty Dufie Ampofo, Joseph Osarfo, Matilda Aberese-Ako, Livingstone Asem, Mildred Naa Komey, Wahjib Mohammed, Anthony Adofo Ofosu and Harry Tagbor
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:303
  19. The resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinin-based (ART) drugs, the front-line drug family used in artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for treatment of malaria, is of great concern. Mutations in...

    Authors: Tanyaluck Kampoun, Somdet Srichairatanakool, Parichat Prommana, Philip J. Shaw, Judith L. Green, Ellen Knuepfer, Anthony A. Holder and Chairat Uthaipibull
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:302
  20. School-based health (SBH) programmes that are contingent on primary school teachers are options to increase access to malaria treatment among learners. However, perceptions that provision of healthcare by teac...

    Authors: Jobiba Chinkhumba, Victor Kadzinje, Gomezgani Jenda, Michael Kayange and Don P. Mathanga
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:301
  21. Mathematical models provide an understanding of the dynamics of a Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage infection (within-host models), and can predict the impact of control strategies that affect the blood-stage of ...

    Authors: Thiery Masserey, Melissa A. Penny and Tamsin E. Lee
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:300
  22. The recent worldwide increase in malaria cases highlights the need for renewed efforts to eliminate malaria. The World Health Organization advocates that malaria surveillance becomes a core intervention. Curre...

    Authors: Michael Kayange, Bridon M’baya, Talent Hwandih, Jarob Saker, Thérèsa L. Coetzer and Marion Münster
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:299
  23. Urban malaria has received insufficient attention in the literature. The prevalence and clinical characteristics of Plasmodium falciparum infection amongst patients presenting with suspected malaria were investig...

    Authors: Daniel Z. Hodson, Yannick Mbarga Etoundi, Narcisse Mbatou Nghokeng, Raïhana Mohamadou Poulibe, Sonia Magne Djoko, Justin Goodwin, Glwadys Cheteug Nguesta, Tatiana Nganso, Jillian N. Armstrong, John J. Andrews, Elizabeth Zhang, Martina Wade, Carole Else Eboumbou Moukoko, Yap Boum II and Sunil Parikh
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:298
  24. Panama is one of eight countries in Mesoamerica that aims to eliminate malaria by 2022. Malaria is concentrated in indigenous and remote regions like Guna Yala, a politically autonomous region where access to ...

    Authors: Darlene Bhavnani, Bernardo García Espinosa, Madeline Baird, Nicholas Presley, Arnaud Le Menach, Christina Bradley, Marcela Outten and Oscar González
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:297
  25. The control of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhoea is important for the reduction in morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years. Uganda has adopted the Integrated Community Case Management strategy usi...

    Authors: Fred Bagenda, Andrew Christopher Wesuta, Geren Stone, Moses Ntaro, Palka Patel, Jessica Kenney, Stephen Baguma, David Santson Ayebare, Shem Bwambale, Michael Matte, Peter Chris Kawungezi and Edgar Mugema Mulogo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:296
  26. The use of synthetic insecticides against mosquitoes may lead to resistance development and potential health hazards in humans and the environment. Consequently, a paradigm needs to shift towards the alternati...

    Authors: Merdya Muhammed, Sisay Dugassa, Merga Belina, Sarah Zohdy, Seth R. Irish and Araya Gebresilassie
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:295
  27. The housing stock of rural sub-Saharan Africa is changing rapidly. With millions of new homes required over the coming decades, there is an opportunity to protect residents by screening homes from malaria mosq...

    Authors: Caroline Jones, A. Matta, Margaret Pinder, Umberto D’Alessandro, Jakob Knudsen and Steve W. Lindsay
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:294
  28. In 2020–2021, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) were distributed nationwide in Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 12 districts to evaluate the impact of the cam...

    Authors: Jaffer Okiring, Samuel Gonahasa, Martha Nassali, Jane F. Namuganga, Irene Bagala, Catherine Maiteki‑Sebuguzi, Jimmy Opigo, Isaiah Nabende, Joanita Nangendo, Jane Kabami, Isaac Ssewanyana, Steven M. Kiwuwa, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Grant Dorsey, Jessica Briggs, Moses R. Kamya…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:293
  29. The prevalence of small for gestational age (SGA) may vary depending on the chosen weight-for-gestational-age reference chart. An individual participant data meta-analysis was conducted to assess the implicati...

    Authors: George Mtove, Daniel T. R. Minja, Omari Abdul, Samwel Gesase, Kenneth Maleta, Titus H. Divala, Noel Patson, Ulla Ashorn, Miriam K. Laufer, Mwayiwawo Madanitsa, Per Ashorn, Don Mathanga, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Julie R. Gutman, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Sofie Lykke Møller…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:292
  30. Malaria still kills young children in rural endemic areas because early treatment is not available. Thus, the World Health Organization recommends the administration of artesunate suppositories as pre-referral...

    Authors: Yobouet Ines Kouakou, Aurelien Millet, Elodie Fromentin, Nathalie Hauchard, Gonçalo Farias, Maxime Fieux, Aurelie Coudert, Roukayatou Omorou, Ibrahim Bin Sa’id, Adeline Lavoignat, Guillaume Bonnot, Anne-Lise Bienvenu and Stephane Picot
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:291
  31. Primaquine is activated by CYP2D6 in the hepatocytes. In Korea, primaquine is the only hypnozoitocidal agent used for patients with vivax malaria. Thus, patients with poor CYP2D6 activity could have an increas...

    Authors: Sungim Choi, Heun Choi, Seong Yeon Park, Yee Gyung Kwak, Je Eun Song, So Youn Shin, Ji Hyeon Baek, Hyun-IL Shin, Shin-Hyung Cho, Sang-Eun Lee, Jeong-Ran Kwon, Sookkyung Park, Miyoung Kim, Hong Sang Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Min Jae Kim…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:289
  32. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certificated China malaria free, but imported malaria is a continuous challenge in preventing reintroduction of malaria in the border area of China. Understanding risk f...

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xu, Dao-Wei Deng, Chun Wei, Xing-Wu Zhou and Jian-Xiong Li
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:288
  33. Although rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a key role in malaria-control strategies, their efficacy has been threatened by deletion and genetic variability of the genes pfhrp2/3. This study aims to characterize ...

    Authors: Irene Molina - de la Fuente, Mulat Yimar, Luz García, Vicenta González, Arancha Amor, Melaku Anegagrie, Agustín Benito, Javier Martínez, Marta Moreno and Pedro Berzosa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:287
  34. Plasmodium falciparum resistance to series of anti-malarial drugs is a major challenge in efforts to control and/or eliminate malaria globally. In 1998, following the widespread of chloroquine (CQ) resistant P. ...

    Authors: Jifar Hassen, Gezahegn Solomon Alemayehu, Hunduma Dinka and Lemu Golassa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:286
  35. Severe malaria is a medical emergency. It is a major cause of preventable childhood death in tropical countries. Severe malaria justifies considerable global investment in malaria control and elimination yet, ...

    Authors: Nicholas J. White
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:284
  36. Quantifying disease costs is critical for policymakers to set priorities, allocate resources, select control and prevention strategies, and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions. Although malaria ca...

    Authors: Mônica V. Andrade, Kenya Noronha, Bernardo P. C. Diniz, Gilvan Guedes, Lucas R. Carvalho, Valéria A. Silva, Júlia A. Calazans, André S. Santos, Daniel N. Silva and Marcia C. Castro
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:283
  37. Quantitative measurement of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme activity is critical to decide on appropriate treatment and provision of radical cure regimens for vivax malaria. Biosensors are poin...

    Authors: Bipin Adhikari, Rupam Tripura, Lek Dysoley, James J. Callery, Thomas J. Peto, Chhoeun Heng, Thy Vanda, Ou Simvieng, Sarah Cassidy-Seyoum, Benedikt Ley, Kamala Thriemer, Arjen M. Dondorp and Lorenz von Seidlein
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:282
  38. Malaria is still a major public health threat in some parts of the world. Many countries are targeting to achieve malaria free status country. This study aimed to determine the sero-prevalence of malaria and t...

    Authors: Siti Fatimah Kader Maideen, Abdul Rashid, Nur Indah Ahmad, Siti Nur Afiqah Zahari and Rukman Awang Hamat
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:281
  39. Plasmodial species naturally infecting orang-utans, Plasmodium pitheci and Plasmodium silvaticum, have been rarely described and reportedly cause relatively benign infections. Orang-utans at Rescue Rehabilitation...

    Authors: Karmele Llano Sanchez, Alex D. Greenwood, Aileen Nielsen, R. Taufiq P. Nugraha, Wendi Prameswari, Andini Nurillah, Fitria Agustina, Gail Campbell-Smith, Anik Budhi Dharmayanthi, Rahadian Pratama, Indra Exploitasia and J. Kevin Baird
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:280
  40. Countries in the southern Africa region have set targets for malaria elimination between 2020 and 2030. Malaria vector control is among the key strategies being implemented to achieve this goal. This paper cri...

    Authors: Theresia Estomih Nkya, Ulrike Fillinger, Onyango P. Sangoro, Rose Marubu, Emmanuel Chanda and Clifford Maina Mutero
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:279
  41. Iron status is considered as a continuum from an iron deficiency with anaemia, without anaemia, varying amounts of stored iron to iron overload. The burden of Plasmodium falciparum infections is typically high am...

    Authors: Peter A. M. Ntenda, Angeziwa C. Chirambo, Owen Nkoka, Walaa M. El-Meidany and Jessy Goupeyou-Youmsi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:278
  42. Insecticide resistance is a key barrier to long-term malaria control, and it may be exacerbated by poor agricultural pesticide use. Current practices, however, do not link public health and agricultural pestic...

    Authors: Nancy Stephen Matowo, Marcel Tanner, Benigni Alfred Temba, Marceline Finda, Yeromin Paul Mlacha, Jürg Utzinger and Fredros Oketch Okumu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:277
  43. Malaria is one of the prime reasons for medical consultation and the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Mali. To assess and understand the dynamics of social representations of malaria, the anthropologi...

    Authors: Bourema Sissoko, Mohamed Yunus Rafiq, Jiaqi Rosemary Wang and N’bamori dite Naba Sissoko
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:276
  44. Previous studies have revealed high malaria transmission in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The sociopolitical crisis in the country and the resulting environmental changes have raised the need to update existing knowl...

    Authors: Florence Fournet, Akre M. Adja, Kouassi A. Adou, Milossé M. C. Dahoui, Baba Coulibaly, Konan F. Assouho, Dounin D. Zoh, Moussa Koné, Aboubacar Koné, Koffi L. Niamien, Sylvie Cornelie, Emmanuel Tia and Nicolas Moiroux
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:275
  45. Evidence suggests that pre-referral Rectal Artesunate (RAS) can be a life-saving intervention for severe malaria in remote settings in Africa. Recognition of danger signs indicative of severe malaria is critic...

    Authors: Jean Okitawutshu, Aita Signorell, Jean-Claude Kalenga, Eric Mukomena, Giulia Delvento, Christian Burri, Fatou Mwaluke, Valentina Buj, Moulaye Sangare, Sylvie Luketa, Nina Brunner, Tristan Lee, Manuel Hetzel, Christian Lengeler and Antoinette Tshefu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:274
  46. Every evening, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) build a sleeping platform so called “nest” by intertwining branches of tree. Most of chimpanzees’ communities studied have a preference for tree species in which they ...

    Authors: Camille Lacroux, Emmanuelle Pouydebat, Marie Rossignol, Sophie Durand, Alfred Aleeje, Edward Asalu, Fabrice Chandre and Sabrina Krief
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:271
  47. Although IPTp-SP is a lifesaving World Health Organization (WHO) recommended preventive intervention for pregnant women in malaria-endemic regions, IPTp-SP uptake in the Northern region of Ghana is much lower ...

    Authors: Abdul Gafaru Mohammed, Dwomoh Duah, Ernest Kenu, Justice Nonvignon, Alex Manu and Harriet Affran Bonful
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:273

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