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Wednesday
Jun182014

Participants’ perceptions and understanding of a malaria clinical trial in Bangladesh 

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.

Read the full text article in Malaria Journal here.


Wednesday
Jun182014

A review of malaria transmission dynamics in forest ecosystems

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.

View/download the Parasite and Vectors Journal article here.

Wednesday
Jun182014

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.

View/download the Science Magazine article pdf here.

Wednesday
Jun182014

Challenges in universal coverage and utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets in migrant plantation workers in Myanmar

The paper addresses issues regarding population of vulnerable, high risk migrant workers. Efforts to improve effective utilization of ITNs provided by continuous mass free distribution, should include durability monitoring, surveillance of insecticide resistance of the vector and behaviour change interventions in migrant plantation workers.

Wednesday
May282014

First Evaluation of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency in Vivax Malaria Endemic Regions in the Republic of Korea

Wednesday
May282014

Importance of active case detection in a malaria elimination programme

Wednesday
May282014

Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Pregnant Women in the Chittagong Hill Districts of Bangladesh 

Wednesday
May142014

The role of vector control in stopping the transmission of malaria: threats and opportunities

Read the full free article in Royal Society Biological Sciences.

 

Wednesday
May142014

The Practice of Jhum Cultivation and Its Relationship to Plasmodium falciparum Infection in the Chittagong Hill Districts of Bangladesh

Monday
May122014

High proportion of knowlesi malaria in recent malaria cases in Malaysia

 

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 paper, published May 3 in Malaria Journal investigates the epidemiology of P. knowlesi in Malaysia.
Monday
May122014

The essential role of infection detection technologies for malaria elimination and eradication

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.

Download the pdf here.

Monday
May122014

Spatial distribution of malaria in Peninsular Malaysia from 2000 - 2009

A comprehensive retrospective study of malaria in Malaysia, including at-risk populations, dominant species, and principal vectors from 200 – 2009.

Download the pdf here.

Wednesday
Apr232014

Improving the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

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.

Read the free full text article here.

Wednesday
Apr232014

A virtual Special Issue on malaria in anticipation of World Malaria Day 

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.

Wednesday
Apr232014

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

A meta-analysis of available evidence on the efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine
(DHP) in treating uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax malaria in people living in endemic countries.
Wednesday
Apr232014

Global malaria efforts: Progress made, but challenges loom ahead

Wednesday
Apr232014

Indonesia's Mimika targeted to malaria-free in 2018

New subnational elimination targets set for Indonesia.

Read The Jakarta Post article here. 

Wednesday
Apr232014

Geographical variation in Plasmodium vivax relapse

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

Thursday
Apr172014

Malaria Consortium Learning Paper: “Moving towards malaria elimination” in Cambodia

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.


Read more about malaria surveillance systems in Cambodia here

Thursday
Apr172014

The essential role of infection detection technologies for malaria elimination and eradication

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.
Read the full text and download the pdf here.

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