- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
- Elizabeth Ashley, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
- Ulrike Fillinger, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Simon Hay, IHME, University of Washington
- Caroline Jones, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Didier Leroy, Medicines for Malaria Venture
- Georges Snounou, Universite Pierre & Marie Curie
- Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical Institute
ResearchMetanalysis of individual data from three prophylactic studies of a long-acting anti-malarial drug tafenoquine, which is currently under development for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax.
ResearchIsothermal amplification techniques are emerging as a promising method for malaria diagnosis since they detect extremely low concentrations of parasites. Recombinase polymerase amplification is promising for further development since it operates in a short time frame of less tha 30 minutes and can be visually detected on a lateral flow dipstick. A self-sealing paper and plastic system that performs both the amplification and detection of a malaria DNA sequence is presented.
ResearchStudy to assess adherence and determinants of non-adherence to treatment of malaria in six endemic municipalities of the Brazilian Amazon. Adherence to treatment was measured by self-reports and pill-counts on the last day of treatment.
ResearchReports a study aimed at presenting the distribution of mutations in ace-1 gene, confering resistance to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides, within Anopheles sinensis populations from Guangxi Province, China.
ResearchA clinical phase II study assessing arterolane-piperaquine combination therapy in African and Asian children suffering from uncomplicated falciparum malaria. The need for paediatric drug formulations is of high importance and the development of a new combination therapy for children is welcome. The primary efficacy outcome is convincingly high.
Case studyThis study describes an intensive distribution scheme of a topical repellent, as part of a cluster-randomized trial to assess the effectiveness of repellents in addition to long-lasting insecticidal nets. The operational costs for the repellent distribution were much higher than LLIN distribution. Such effort could only be justified in the context of malaria elimination where these interventions are expected to be limited in time.
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