Donald Roberts | 24 Feb 2010 | Outlooks on Pest Management
Public health insecticides have greatly improved human welfare. In the past century, insecticides were deployed strategically to control numerous human plagues, but successes in those endeavours brought new and unforeseen challenges.
Daddi Jima et al | 24 Feb 2010 | Malaria Journal
Since mid-2005, the Ethiopian National Malaria Control Programme has
considerably scaled-up its malaria prevention and control
interventions, demonstrating the impact of strong political will and a
Josephine Katabaazi Nakyanzi et al | 12 Feb 2010 | World Health Organization
The expiry of medicines in the supply chain is a serious threat to the already constrained access to medicines in developing countries. We investigated the extent of, and the main contributing factors to,
expiry of medicines in medicine supply outlets in Kampala and Entebbe,
Edith Patouillard et al | 11 Feb 2010 | Malaria Journal
In many low-income countries, the retail sector plays an important role in the treatment of malaria and is increasingly being considered as a channel for improving medicine availability.
Pei-Wen Lee et al | 20 Jan 2010 | Malaria Journal
Plasmodium falciparum is the major species responsible for malaria transmission on the island of Principe, in the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (STP). Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has been intensively deployed on the island, since 2003.
Chandy C. John et al | 08 Dec 2009 | Emerging Infectious Diseases
Highland areas where malaria transmission is unstable are targets for malaria elimination because transmission decreases to low levels during the dry season. In highland areas of Kipsamoite and Kapsisiywa, Kenya, annual household IRS with a
synthetic pyrethroid was performed starting in 2005, and
artemether/lumefantrine was implemented as first-line malaria treatment
in October 2006.
Quique Bassat et al | 17 Nov 2009 | PLoS One
Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) are currently the preferred option for treating uncomplicated malaria. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-PQP) is a promising fixed-dose ACT with limited information on its safety and efficacy in African children.
Jane Chuma et al | 28 Oct 2009 | Malaria Journal
Effective case management is central to reducing malaria mortality and morbidity worldwide, but only a minority of those affected by malaria, have access to prompt effective treatment.
Hasifa Bukirwa et al | 13 Oct 2009 | American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
A single round of indoor residual spraying (IRS) using lambda-cyhalothrin was implemented in a district of Uganda with moderate transmission intensity in 2007. Individual patient data were collected from one health facility within the district 8 months before and 16 months after IRS.
Gilbert Kokwaro | 12 Oct 2009 | Malaria Journal
This article gives an overview of some of the ongoing challenges that are faced in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria.