- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
- Elizabeth Ashley, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
- Ulrike Fillinger, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Simon Hay, SEEG, University of Oxford
- Caroline Jones, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Didier Leroy, Medicines for Malaria Venture
- Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical Institute
ResearchAn important study since there are urgent needs for more sensitive point of care tests for malaria, especially in areas of low endemicity where asymptomatic carriers of low parasite density poses a risk of further transmission.
ResearchThis study demonstrates that injectable artesunate in the DRC is easier to use and costs less than injectable quinine. These findings provide the basis for practical recommendations for rapid national deployment of injectable artesunate in the DRC.
ResearchICON Maxx is a useful treatment kit that allows transformation of bed nets into long-lasting insecticidal nets. Nets treated with ICON Maxx and washed 20 times met the approval criteria set by WHOPES for Phase II trials in terms of mosquito mortality and blood-feeding inhibition. This finding raises the prospect of conventional polyester nets and other materials being made long-lastingly insecticidal through simple dipping in community or home, and thus represents a major advance over conventional pyrethroid treatments.
ResearchIn many low-income countries, the private commercial sector plays an important role in the provision of malaria treatment. This study investigates the determinants of price mark-ups on anti-malarial drugs in retail outlets in Cambodia.
ResearchAn evaluation of a new alpha-cypermethrin formulation for IRS compared to an existing formulation of the same company. The study has been commissioned by WHOPES and methods follow their guidelines for evaluation. The results suggest that both formulations perform more or less equally well though the new formulation was found to be an improvement in terms of its application.
ResearchLusaka, the capital city of Zambia, has reported very low malaria prevalence in Malaria Indicator Surveys, but low malaria testing rates, high numbers of unconfirmed malaria cases and over-consumption of anti-malarials remain common. An enhanced malaria surveillance programme began in 2011 to verify trends in reported malaria, as well as to implement a data feedback loop to improve data uptake, use and quality.
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Malaria Journal is aimed at the scientific community interested in malaria in its broadest sense. It is the only journal that publishes exclusively articles on malaria and, as such, it aims to bring together knowledge from the different specialities involved in this very broad discipline, from the bench to the bedside and to the field. Malaria Journal offers a fast publication schedule while maintaining rigorous peer-review; this is achieved by managing the whole of the publication process electronically, from submission to peer-review.
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