Adriane Lesser

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The use of microbial larvicides, a form of larval source management, is a less commonly used malaria control intervention that nonetheless has significant potential as a component of an integrated vector management strategy. We evaluated community acceptability of larviciding in a rural district in east-central Tanzania using data from 962 household(More)
A high spectral resolution observation of the diffuse X-ray background in the 60–1000 eV energy range has beenmade using an array of 36 1 mm2microcalorimeters flown on a sounding rocket. Detector energy resolution ranged from 5 to 12 eV FWHM, and a composite spectrum of 1 sr of the background centered at l 1⁄4 90 , b 1⁄4 þ60 was obtained with a net(More)
The optimization of malaria control strategies is complicated by constraints posed by local health systems, infrastructure, limited resources, and the complex interactions between infection, disease, and treatment. The purpose of this paper is to describe the protocol of a randomized factorial study designed to address this research gap. This project will(More)
Policy decisions for malaria control are often difficult to make as decision-makers have to carefully consider an array of options and respond to the needs of a large number of stakeholders. This study assessed the factors and specific objectives that influence malaria control policy decisions, as a crucial first step towards developing an inclusive malaria(More)
Significant progress has been made in the last 25 years to reduce the malaria burden, but considerable challenges remain. These gains have resulted from large investments in a range of control measures targeting malaria. Fana and co-authors find a strong relationship between education level and net usage with malaria parasitemia in pregnant women,(More)
Background Although exceptional progress has been made towards controlling and eventually eliminating malaria from subSaharan Africa, recent efforts have sometimes faltered. Reasons for this include the development of resistance in parasites and vectors to current control strategies, volatile funding streams, and funding allocations which sometimes do not(More)
OBJECTIVE Microbial larviciding may be a potential supplement to conventional malaria vector control measures, but scant information on its relative implementation costs and effectiveness, especially in rural areas, is an impediment to expanding its uptake. We perform a costing analysis of a seasonal microbial larviciding programme in rural Tanzania. (More)
We have characterized the intrinsic 1/f noise of ion-implanted silicon thermistors in the 0.05 – 0.5 K temperature range. This noise can have a significant effect on detector performance and needs to be taken into account in the design optimization of infrared bolometers and x-ray microcalorimeters. The noise can be reasonably well fit as ∆R/R fluctuations(More)
Chronic physical disabilities constitute a significant proportion of a family physician's practice. Transactional and systems parameters must be examined, and the family unit must be an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Studies supporting this contention are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the behavioral component or disability, rather than(More)
Residents are frequently requested to take on teaching responsibilities, especially with medical students, but they receive little formal preparation for this role. This paper reviews some of the problems residents may face when teaching and describes a training workshop designed to enhance the teaching skills of residents. The workshop is based around a(More)