Lessons learnt from the first controlled human malaria infection study conducted in Nairobi, Kenya

To date, few modern controlled human malaria infection (CHMI) studies have been performed in malaria-endemic countries.This paper discusses in detail lessons learnt from conducting the first CHMI study in Kenya.

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Publication date: April 2015
Source: Malaria Journal

Investigating the acceptability of non-mesh, long-lasting insecticidal nets amongst nomadic communities in Garissa County, Kenya using a prospective, longitudinal study design and cross-sectional household surveys

This study investigates the acceptability of non-mesh LLINs, specifically designed to suit nomadic, outdoor sleeping communities. A very high level of acceptability was reported with 95.3% of respondents stating they liked the nets. This non-mesh LLIN offers a highly effective and desirable malaria prevention option to a typically hard to reach and underserved nomadic population at increased risk of malaria infection.

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Source: Malaria Journal

Perceptions of malaria and acceptance of rapid diagnostic tests and related treatment practises among community members and health care providers in Greater Garissa, North Eastern Province, Kenya.

Using the setting of a pilot introduction of malaria RDTs in Greater Garissa, North Eastern Province, Kenya, this study aims to identify and understand perceptions regarding malaria diagnosis, with a particular focus on RDTs, and treatment among community members and health care workers (HCWs).

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal

Perceptions of malaria and acceptance of rapid diagnostic tests and related treatment practises among community members and health care providers in Greater Garissa, North Eastern Province, Kenya

Using the setting of a pilot introduction of malaria RDTs in Greater Garissa, North Eastern Province, Kenya, this study aims to identify and understand perceptions regarding malaria diagnosis, with a particular focus on RDTs, and treatment among community members and health care workers (HCWs).

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal

Efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children aged less than five years: results of an open-label, randomized, single-centre study

A study finding that artemether-lumefantrine  (AL) and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were both efficacious and well tolerated, building evidence on use of AL as first-line treatment and DP as second-line treatment in Kenya.

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Publication date: February 2014
Source: Malaria World