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.
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.
Karen Barnes, Pascalina Chanda & Gebre Ab Barnabas | 12 Oct 2009 | Malaria Journal
Malaria is one of the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Every year, nearly one million deaths result from malaria infection.
Jean-Robert Ioset et al | 30 Sep 2009 | PLoS One
Malaria continues to be one of the major public health problems in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Artemisinin derivatives (ARTs; artesunate, artemether, and dihydroartemisinin) derived from the herb, Artemisia annua, are the most effective antimalarial drugs available providing rapid cures.