- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
ResearchAmong adults with symptomatic uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Africa, the combination of of azithromycin and chloroquine once daily for three days resulted in Day-28 PCR-corrected parasitological clearance rates of above 98% and was non-inferior to treatment with mefloquine. Azithromycin plus chloroquine was well tolerated.
ResearchA very interesting and timely dataset from Nepal, including some useful analyses with direct relevance to malaria elimination strategies in the country.
ResearchDescription of the anti-malarial potentialities of a Cameroonian polyherbal remedy, Nefang. Several rodent Plasmodium models were used to assess the antiplasmodial activity of Nefang and some of its constituents. As is often the case, the results showed that the association of plants extracts were likely to be more effective compared to constituents taken separately.
ResearchIn Tanzania, the revised IPTp policy was adopted in 2013 but the level of uptake of three doses of IPTp-SP is low in the present study area. Placental parasitaemia was prevalent and associated with adverse birth outcomes. Increased efforts towards scale-up and continuous evaluation of IPTp-SP efficacy is recommended.
MethodologyDescription of an easy technique for the detection of malaria parasites in blood, which might be extremely useful, in particular in the detection of low parasitaemia.
ResearchThere is evidence to suggest that prevalence of malaria in Senegal has decreased significatively during the past few years. The result of this study demonstrate, from a micro-geographic perspective, a considerable variation of prevalence between villages, which cannot be detected in aggregated data.
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Volume 13 Suppl 1 (22 September 2014)
Oxford, UK. 22-24 September 2014