Community-based intermittent mass testing and treatment for malaria in an area of high transmission intensity, western Kenya: study design and methodology for a cluster randomized controlled trial

This manuscript describes the study design and methodology of a cluster-randomized controlled trial to evaluate a mass testing and treatment approach for malaria transmission reduction in an area of high malaria transmission in western Kenya.

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Publication date: June 2017
Source: Malaria Journal

Efficacy and Safety of High-Dose Ivermectin for Reducing Malaria Transmission (IVERMAL): Protocol for a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Finding Trial in Western Kenya

Data is currently being collected regarding the efficacy of higher doses of ivermectin for malaria treatment. If found to be safe, higher doses may contribute to global malaria elimination strategies.

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Publication date: November 2016
Source: JMIR

Scale-up of integrated malaria vector control: lessons from Malawi

This paper describes the approaches used to scale up vector control in Malawi, the challenges encountered, the lessons learnt from this experience, and how these lessons have informed vector control efforts. A single intervention-based approach for vector control may have suboptimal impact. Well-coordinated integrated vector management may offer greater benefits. A resistance management plan is essential for effective and sustainable vector control.

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Publication date: June 2016
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

A cohort study of the effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in an area of moderate pyrethroid resistance, Malawi

Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) are the cornerstone of malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa but their effectiveness may be compromised by the spread of pyrethroid resistance among malaria vectors. The objective of this investigation was to assess the effectiveness of ITNs to prevent malaria in an area of Malawi with moderate pyrethroid resistance.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal