Adam Bennett

Joseph Keating10
Thomas P. Eisele9
Thomas P Eisele6
10Joseph Keating
9Thomas P. Eisele
6Thomas P Eisele
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  • Adam Bennett, Samuel Juana Smith, Sahr Yambasu, Amara Jambai, Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Augustin Kabano +1 other
  • 2012
BACKGROUND In November 2010, Sierra Leone distributed over three million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) with the objective of providing protection from malaria to individuals in all households in the country. METHODS We conducted a nationally representative survey six months after the mass distribution campaign to evaluate its impact on(More)
Identifying structural determinants of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) neutralization is an important component of rational drug and vaccine design. We used cryoelectron tomography and atomic force microscopy to characterize the structure of an extremely potent HIV-neutralizing protein, D1D2-Ig alpha tp (abbreviated as D1D2-IgP), a polyvalent antibody(More)
Recent progress in malaria control has caused renewed interest in mass drug administration (MDA) as a potential elimination strategy but the evidence base is limited. China has extensive experience with MDA, but it is not well documented. An ecological study was conducted to describe the use of MDA for the control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax in(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Roll Back Malaria set the goal of 100% of households in malaria endemic countries in Africa owning an insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) by 2010. Zambia has used mass free distribution campaigns and distribution through antenatal care (ANC) clinics to achieve high coverage. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted a(More)
Plasmodium falciparum parasites have been endemic to Haiti for >40 years without evidence of chloroquine (CQ) resistance. In 2006 and 2007, we obtained blood smears for rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and filter paper blots of blood from 821 persons by passive and active case detection. P. falciparum infections diagnosed for 79 persons by blood smear or RDT(More)
We conducted a population-based survey to estimate the prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection among persons older than 1 month in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti during the high malaria transmission season in 2006. Results from PCR for 714 persons showed a prevalence of 3.1% for P. falciparum infection.
The National Malaria Control Center of Zambia introduced rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to detect Plasmodium falciparum as a pilot in some districts in 2005 and 2006; scale up at a national level was achieved in 2009. Data on RDT use, drug consumption, and diagnostic results were collected in three Zambian health districts to determine the impact RDTs had on(More)
BACKGROUND To assess progress in the scale-up of rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) across Africa, malaria control programs have increasingly relied on standardized national household surveys to determine the proportion of children with a fever in the past 2 wk who received an effective antimalarial within 1-2 d of the(More)
Substantial development assistance has been directed towards reducing the high malaria burden in Malawi over the past decade. We assessed changes in transmission over this period of malaria control scale-up by compiling community Plasmodium falciparum rate (PfPR) data during 2000-2011 and used model-based geostatistical methods to predict mean PfPR2-10 in(More)
Spatial awareness is crucial for human performance efficiency of any task that entails perception of space. Memory of spaces is an imperfect reflection of the cognitive activity (awareness states) that underlies performance in such environments. Furthermore, performance on these tasks may also be influenced by the context of the environment. This research(More)