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Open Access | Strength of bed nets as function of denier, knitting pattern, texturizing and polymer

April 23, 2011 - 07:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Ole Skovmand, Rune Bosselmann
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:87 (14 April 2011)

Tension strength measured in the length and width directions of the net using one hook and one clamp provide new relevant data as this method more closely imitates the cause of tear holes in nets as they occur in real life use.

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Open Access | Success of Senegal's first nationwide distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to children under five - contribution toward universal coverage

April 20, 2011 - 12:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Julie I Thwing, Robert T Perry, David A Townes, Mame Birame Diouf, Salif Ndiaye, Moussa Thior
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:86 (13 April 2011)

The nationwide integrated LLIN distribution campaign allowed household ITN ownership of one or more ITNs to surpass the RBM target of 80% set for 2010, though additional distribution strategies are needed to reach populations missed by the targeted campaign and to reach the universal coverage targets of one ITN per sleeping space and 80% of the population using an ITN.

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Open Access | Different delivery mechanisms for insecticide-treated nets in rural Burkina Faso: a provider's perspective

December 10, 2010 - 05:42 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Beiersmann C, De Allegri M, Tiendrebeogo J, Ye M, Jahn A, Mueller O
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:352 (4 December 2010)

The combination of ITN free distribution and social marketing was in general well accepted by the different providers.

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Open Access | Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Three Regimens for Prevention of Malaria: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Ugandan Schoolchildren

October 22, 2010 - 09:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Joaniter Nankabirwa, Bonnie Cundill, Sian Clarke, Narcis Kabatereine, Philip J. Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey, Simon Brooker, Sarah G. Staedke
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PLoS ONE 5(10): e13438

DP was the most efficacious and well-tolerated regimen tested, although AQ+SP appears to be a suitable alternative for IPT in schoolchildren. Use of SP for IPT may not be appropriate in areas with high-level SP resistance in Africa.

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Open Access | Wash durability and optimal drying regimen of four brands of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets after repeated washing under tropical conditions

September 1, 2010 - 08:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Atieli FK, Munga SO, Ofulla AV, Vulule JM
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:248 (30 August 2010)

The results of this study suggest that washing and drying regimen influence the insecticidal activity of LLINs.

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Open Access | Ownership and usage of insecticide-treated bed nets after free distribution via a voucher system in two provinces of Mozambique

August 5, 2010 - 12:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Macedo de Oliveira A, Wolkon A, Krishnamurthy R, Erskine M, Crenshaw DP, Roberts J, Saute F
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:222 (4 August 2010)

This ITN distribution increased bed net ownership and usage rates. Integration of ITN distribution with immunization campaigns presents an opportunity for reaching malaria control targets and should continue to be considered.

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