Research

Use of RDTs to improve malaria diagnosis and fever case management at primary health care facilities in Uganda

Daniel Kyabayinze et al | 12 Jul 2010 | Malaria Journal

Early and accurate diagnosis of malaria followed by prompt treatment reduces the risk of severe disease in malaria endemic regions.

A pharmacy too far? Equity and spatial distribution of outcomes in the delivery of subsidized ACTs through private drug shops

Justin M Cohen et al | 02 Jul 2010 | BMC Health Services Research

Millions of individuals with malaria-like fevers purchase drugs from private retailers, but ACTs, the only effective treatment in regions with high levels of resistance to older drugs, are rarely obtained through these outlets due to their relatively high cost.

Reduced susceptibility to selected synthetic pyrethroids in urban malaria vector Anopheles stephensi: a case study in Mangalore city, South India

Satyanarayan Tiwari et al | 23 Jun 2010 | Malaria Journal

Synthetic pyrethroids are potent insecticides most commonly used in the vector control programme. These are applied for indoor residual sprays, space sprays and in impregnated bed nets.

Anti-malarial drug quality in Lagos and Accra - a comparison of various quality assessments

Roger Bate & Kimberly Hess | 11 Jun 2010 | Malaria Journal

Two major cities in West Africa, Accra, the capital of Ghana, and Lagos, the largest city of Nigeria, have significant problems with substandard pharmaceuticals. Both have actively combated the problem in recent years, particularly by screening products on the market using the Global Pharma Health Fund e.V. Minilab protocol.

Malaria control beyond 2010

Robert Newman | 11 Jun 2010 | British Medical Journal

Major efforts are being made to achieve the goals for malaria control set by the World Health Assembly1 and the Roll Back Malaria partnership,2 including halving the malaria burden by the end of 2010 compared with 2000. Particularly encouraging is the progress in availability of long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets.

Before we count malaria out we must first learn to count

Bill Brieger | 31 May 2010 | Africa Health

World Malaria Day for both 2009 and 2010 had the theme 'Counting Malaria Out'. The Abuja Declaration of 2000 set malaria control targets for 2010 that countries are trying to achieve by 31 December 2010.

A situational analysis of pharmacovigilance plans in the Global Fund Malaria and U.S. President's Malaria Initiative proposals

Andy Stergachis et al | 30 May 2010 | Malaria Journal

There were relatively few requests for funding for pharmacovigilance activities, demonstrating a lack of emphasis placed on pharmacovigilance systems in recipient countries.

The potential of a new larviciding method for the control of malaria vectors

Gregor J Devine & Gerry F Killeen | 25 May 2010 | Malaria Journal

Malaria pathogens are transmitted to humans by the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. The juvenile stages of these mosquitoes develop in a variety of water bodies and are key targets for vector control campaigns involving the application of larvicides.

Malaria parasites resist drugs by changing lifecycle

Tamera Jones | 21 May 2010 | Planet Earth Online

Malaria parasites that are sensitive to anti-malarial drugs could evolve to cause more serious illness in people who don't get treated with drugs, researchers have discovered. Scientists found that stressing drug-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum parasites by exposing them to low levels of anti-malarial drugs makes them change their behaviour.

Community-wide benefits of targeted indoor residual spray for malaria control in the Western Kenya Highland

Guofa Zhou et al | 03 Mar 2010 | Malaria Journal

IRS has been rekindled in recent years, as it is increasingly considered to be a key component of integrated malaria management.