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Evaluation of different deployment strategies for larviciding to control malaria: a simulation study

July 28, 2021 - 15:03 -- Open Access
Manuela Runge, Salum Mapua, Ismail Nambunga, Thomas A. Smith, Nakul Chitnis, Fredros Okumu and Emilie Pothin
Malaria Journal 2021 20:324, 27 July 2021

Larviciding against malaria vectors in Africa has been limited to indoor residual spraying and insecticide-treated nets, but is increasingly being considered by some countries as a complementary strategy. However, despite progress towards improved larvicides and new tools for mapping or treating mosquito-breeding sites, little is known about the optimal deployment strategies for larviciding in different transmission and seasonality settings.

NOT Open Access | Influence of Maternal Exposure to Malaria Social and Behavioral Change Messages and Effectiveness of Communication Media on Bed Net Use and Malaria Infection in Malawi

October 28, 2020 - 08:46 -- NOT Open Access
Nkoka O, Chuang TW, Chen YH
Health Educ Behav. 2020 Oct 23:1090198120964201

Malawi is a malaria-endemic country. A national malaria communication strategy was adopted to disseminate malaria messages with the aim of improving knowledge and adoption of malaria interventions.

A cohort study to identify risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum infection in Burkinabe children: implications for other high burden high impact countries

October 20, 2020 - 16:24 -- Open Access
Jean Baptiste Yaro, Alphonse Ouedraogo, Anne L. Wilson, et al.
Malaria Journal 2020 19:371, 16 October 2020

Progress in controlling malaria has stalled in recent years. Today the malaria burden is increasingly concentrated in a few countries, including Burkina Faso, where malaria is not declining. A cohort study was conducted to identify risk factors for malaria infection in children in southwest Burkina Faso, an area with high insecticide-treated net (ITN) coverage and insecticide-resistant vectors.

Individual, community and region level predictors of insecticide-treated net use among women in Uganda: a multilevel analysis

September 16, 2020 - 12:59 -- Open Access
Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Yusuf Olushola Kareem and Sanni Yaya
Malaria Journal 2020 19:337, 16 September 2020

Use of insecticide-treated net (ITN) has been identified by the World Health Organization as an effective approach for malaria prevention. The government of Uganda has instituted measures to enhance ITN supply over the past decade, however, the country ranks third towards the global malaria burden. As a result, this study investigated how individual, community and region level factors affect ITN use among women of reproductive age in Uganda.

Spatiotemporal analysis of insecticide-treated net use for children under 5 in relation to socioeconomic gradients in Central and East Africa

April 23, 2020 - 10:27 -- Open Access
Hana Kim, F. DeWolfe Miller, Andres Hernandez, Frank Tanser, Polycarp Mogeni and Diego F. Cuadros
Malaria Journal 2020 19:163, 22 April 2020

Insecticide-treated net (ITN) use is the core intervention among the strategies against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the percentage of ITN ownership has increased from 47% in 2010 to 72% in 2017 across countries in SSA. Regardless of this massive expansion of ITN distribution, considerable gap between ownership and use of ITNs has been reported. Using data from more than 100,000 households in Central and East Africa (CEA) countries, the main aim of this study was to identify barriers associated with low ITN use and conduct geospatial analyses to estimate numbers and locations of vulnerable children living in areas with high malaria and low ITN use.

Understanding the gap between access and use: a qualitative study on barriers and facilitators to insecticide-treated net use in Ghana

December 17, 2019 - 16:31 -- Open Access
Collins Stephen Ahorlu, Philip Adongo, April Monroe, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:417, 12 December 2019

Mass and continuous distribution channels have significantly increased access to insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Ghana since 2000. Despite these gains, a large gap remains between ITN access and use.

Age and gender trends in insecticide-treated net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis

November 17, 2018 - 08:36 -- Open Access
Bolanle Olapeju, Ifta Choiriyyah, Hannah Koenker, et al.
Malaria Journal 2018 17:423

This study demonstrated that having enough ITNs in the household increases level of use and decreases existing disparities between age and gender groups. ITN distribution via mass campaigns and continuous distribution channels should be enhanced as needed to ensure that households have enough ITNs for all members, including men and school-aged children.

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