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Genetic differentiation in the African malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae s.s., and the problem of taxonomic status.
Of the seven recognized species of the Anopheles gambiae complex, A. gambiae s.s. is the most widespread and most important vector of malaria. It is becoming clear that, in parts of West Africa, this… Expand
Breast Cancer Knowledge, Beliefs, and Screening Practices among Women Seeking Care at District Hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Emma Perry Morse, B. Maegga, Gertrud Joseph, S. Miesfeldt
- Breast cancer : basic and clinical research
- 1 January 2014
Background Limited disease awareness among women may impact breast cancer stage-at-diagnosis in Tanzania, reducing survival. This study assessed breast cancer knowledge, screening practices, and… Expand
Road Traffic Injury on Rural Roads in Tanzania: Measuring the Effectiveness of a Road Safety Program
- K. Zimmerman, D. Jinadasa, B. Maegga, Alejandro Guerrero
- Geography, Medicine
- Traffic injury prevention
- 28 January 2015
Objective: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major public health burden, especially in low- and middle-income countries. There is limited data on RTIs in low-volume, rural African settings. This… Expand
Cytotaxonomy of the Simulium damnosum complex and description of new cytotypes in the Tukuyu focus, southwest Tanzania.
Larvae of Simulium damnosum complex collected from rivers draining Tukuyu onchocerciasis focus were chromosomally examined. Of the 970 larvae analysed, 910 were identified as Kiwira form, a newly… Expand
Chromosomal diagnostic criteria for some members of Simulium damnosum complex in east Africa.
Identification of Simulium damnosum s.l. vectors of onchocerciasis demands adequate knowledge of the chromosomal features that distinguish human-biting members from nonanthropophilic forms. In this… Expand
Mathematical models and lymphatic filariasis control: monitoring and evaluating interventions.
- E. Michael, M. Malecela-Lazaro, B. Maegga, P. Fischer, J. Kazura
- Biology, Medicine
- Trends in parasitology
- 1 November 2006
Monitoring and evaluation are crucially important to the scientific management of any mass parasite control programme. Monitoring enables the effectiveness of implemented actions to be assessed and… Expand
Malaria in the southern highlands of Tanzania: a review of hospital records.
Outpatient attendance and inpatient admission records were examined to assess malaria situation in ten hospitals in Mbeya and Iringa Regions in southern highlands of Tanzania for a period of fifteen… Expand
Onchocerciasis situation in the Tukuyu focus of southwest Tanzania after ten years of ivermectin mass treatment.
- C. N. Mweya, A. Kalinga, B. Kabula, K. Malley, M. H. Ruhiso, B. Maegga
- Tanzania health research bulletin
- 5 March 2008
A purposive cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted in the Tukuyu Onchocerciasis focus in south-western Tanzania in 2004, ten years after launching the ivermectin mass treatment… Expand
Investigations into the isolation of the Tukuyu focus of onchocerciasis (Tanzania) from S. damnosum s.l. vector re-invasion.
As part of the feasibility study for an onchocerciasis vector elimination project we investigated the isolation of the Tukuyu focus in Tanzania from possible vector re-invasion. This was achieved by… Expand
African programme for Onchoceriasis control: ophthalmological findings in Bushenyi, Uganda.
BACKGROUND The overall prevalence of blindness from Onchoceriasis in Bushenyi is relatively low, most of which is to be found in the elderly. Onchoceriasis is a major health problem in Africa. The… Expand