In this paper, the authors seek to understand how well patients involved in a clinical study of malaria in Bangladesh understand the patient information sheet or the informed consent procedure, or their rights in relation to an uncomplicated malaria study.
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A summary of the various topographical, entomological, parasitological, human ecological and socio-economic factors, which are crucial and shape malaria transmission in forested areas, including forested and deforested regions in Asia.
Measuring the path toward malaria elimination: Defining new targets and milestones for from standard surveillance data
A group of authors discuss broadening the definition of malaria elimination to consider appropriate metrics needed to ascertain progress toward malaria elimination.
Challenges in universal coverage and utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets in migrant plantation workers in Myanmar
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The Practice of Jhum Cultivation and Its Relationship to Plasmodium falciparum Infection in the Chittagong Hill Districts of Bangladesh
Read the article in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Frequently misdiagnosed, Plasmodium knowlesi carries high potential of causing severe or fatal diseases. A large number of naturally acquired human P. knowlesi infections were initiallyreported in the Kapit Division of Sarawak (Malaysia), followed by cases in several geographical regions of Southeast Asia.
This review published in Cell looks at the research on malaria epidemiology and infection-detection technologies, and how they can influence national malaria programs as countries shift tactics and tools from control to elimination.
A comprehensive retrospective study of malaria in Malaysia, including at-risk populations, dominant species, and principal vectors from 200 – 2009.
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In response to an article, “Efficacy of Three Different Regimens of Primaquine for the Prevention of Relapses of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in the Amazon Basin of Peru” by Durand et al., Professor Ric Price (Menzines Institute for Health Research) offers further insight on a strategies for the safe and reliable radical cure for P. vivax, by using examples outside of Africa.
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In anticipation of World Malaria Day, April 25, 2014, the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease has assembled a virtual Special Issue on malaria.
The virtual Special Issue contains 11 articles that will be freely accessible for a limited period of time.
Read the articles in the Special Issue here.
Efficacy and Safety of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for Treatment of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Endemic Countries: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies Efficacy and Safety of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine forTreatment of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in EndemicCountries: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies
New subnational elimination targets set for Indonesia.
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A global review of reports of P. vivax relapse in patients not treated with a radical cure was conducted.
Read the Malaria Journal abstract here.
A learning paper entitled ‘Moving towards malaria elimination: developing innovative tools for malaria surveillance in Cambodia’ reflects on Malaria Consortium’s experience developing a diverse set of tools to improve malaria surveillance and provide information to national and district staff to bolster the national malaria programme.
These surveillance tools included a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions to allow improved data gathering and monitoring of outbreaks, individual malaria cases and stock levels of malaria supplies.
An article published April 10 in Trends in Parasitology has reviewed recent research on epidemiology and biology related to malaria elimination and operational factors that influence malaria elimination & eradication strategies.
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