Community knowledge and practices regarding malaria and long-lasting insecticidal nets during malaria elimination programme in an endemic area in Iran

To determine the community’s knowledge and practices about malaria and LLINs, a study was conducted in Rudan County, one of the important malaria endemic areas in southeast of Iran.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/community-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-malaria-and-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-during-malaria-elimination-programme-in-an-endemic-area-in-iran/

Building Community Capacity in Malaria Control

A report by President’s Malaria Initiative’s Malaria Communities Program examining different models of community engagement and outreach implemented by five different organizations, highlighting key lessons learned on building community capacity and engaging members of the communities.

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Source: President's Malaria Initiative Malaria Communities Program
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/building-community-capacity-in-malaria-control/

Harmonization of malaria rapid diagnostic tests: best practices in labelling including instructions for use

Guidance on best practices for RDT labeling for increased user-friendliness.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/harmonization-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests-best-practices-in-labelling-including-instructions-for-use/

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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/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/

Capacity of mosquitoes to transmit malaria depends on larval environment

This study highlights the need to consider environmental variation at the larval stages to better understand transmission dynamics and control of vector-borne diseases.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Parasites & Vectors
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/capacity-of-mosquitoes-to-transmit-malaria-depends-on-larval-environment/

Comparison of a mobile phone-based malaria reporting system with source participant register data for capturing spatial and temporal trends in epidemiological indicators of malaria transmission collected by community health workers in rural Zambia

Timeliness, completeness, and accuracy are key requirements for any surveillance system to reliably monitor disease burden and guide efficient resource prioritization. Evidence that electronic reporting of malaria cases by CHWs meet these requirements remains limited. This study describes and evaluates a prototype mobile phone reporting platform for a CBSS in rural Zambia that was initially established as a programme implemented by CHWs for community-wide passive and active testing with RDTs and treatment of all confirmed cases with AL, which also allowed monitoring of malaria parasite infection burden as a secondary objective

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/comparison-of-a-mobile-phone-based-malaria-reporting-system-with-source-participant-register-data-for-capturing-spatial-and-temporal-trends-in-epidemiological-indicators-of-malaria-transmission-coll-2/

Cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in Tanzania

This is believed to be the first study to estimate the cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. The results support the use of larviciding as a cost-effective intervention in urban areas and managers of national malaria control programme should consider this intervention as part of an Integrated Vector Management (IVM) approach.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/cost-effectiveness-of-larviciding-for-urban-malaria-control-in-tanzania/

Quality and stability of artemether-lumefantrine stored under ambient conditions in rural Mali

A study demonstrating that artemether-lumefantrine retains sufficient quality and stability for at least one year under storage conditions typical of a Malian village warehouse.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/quality-and-stability-of-artemether-lumefantrine-stored-under-ambient-conditions-in-rural-mali/

Artemisinin resistance – modelling the potential human and economic costs

Artemisinin resistance poses a huge threat to the successes of malaria control in the past decade. This study quantifies the risks – providing estimates on how much additional mortality and health care costs to expect.

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Publication date: November 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/artemisinin-resistance-modelling-the-potential-human-and-economic-costs/

Coverage and efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine pyrimethamine against malaria in pregnancy in Côte d’Ivoire five years after its implementation.

This study found relative low coverage of IPTp in the study areas which supported findings that high ANC attendance does not guarantee high IPTp coverage. Urgent efforts are required to improve service delivery of this important intervention.

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Publication date: November 2014
Source: Parasites & Vectors
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/coverage-and-efficacy-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-with-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine-against-malaria-in-pregnancy-in-cote-divoire-five-years-after-its-implementation/