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The Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in the Bijagos Islands of Guinea-Bissau

March 31, 2021 - 14:45 -- Open Access
McGregor D, Texeira da Silva E, Grignard L, Goncalves A, Vasileva H, Mabey D, Last A
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Mar 29:tpmd201029

Distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), passive detection and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) are the mainstay malaria control measures of Guinea-Bissau's national control programme. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum on Bubaque, the most populous island of the country's remote Bijagos archipelago.

A survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding malaria and bed nets on Bubaque Island, Guinea-Bissau

November 17, 2020 - 13:33 -- Open Access
Harry Hutchins, Grace Power, Thomas Ant, Eunice Teixeira da Silva, Adriana Goncalves, Amabelia Rodrigues, James Logan, David Mabey and Anna Last
Malaria Journal 2020 19:412, 17 November 2020

Malaria remains a significant public health problem in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Government control measures include bed net distribution campaigns, however, local knowledge, attitudes and practices towards bed nets and malaria are uncharacterized on the remote Bijagos Archipelago.

A survey of Anopheles species composition and insecticide resistance on the island of Bubaque, Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau

January 20, 2020 - 15:52 -- Open Access
Thomas Ant, Erin Foley, David Mabey, et al.
Malaria Journal 2020 19:27, 15 January 2020

Bubaque is the most populous island of the Bijagos archipelago, a group of malaria-endemic islands situated off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Malaria vector control on Bubaque relies almost exclusively on the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). However, there is little information on local vector bionomics and insecticide resistance.

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