Kagasi Ambogo Esther

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Pregnant women have increased susceptibility to malaria infection. In these women, malaria parasites are frequently found sequestered in the placental intervillous spaces, a condition referred to as placental malaria (PM). Placental malaria threatens the health of the mother and the child’s life by causing still births and reduction in gestational age. An(More)
Approximately 24 million pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of suffering from pregnancy malaria complications. Mechanisms responsible for increased susceptibility to malaria in pregnant women are not fully understood. Baboons are susceptible to Plasmodium knowlesi and their reproductive physiology and host pathogen interactions are similar to(More)
Malaria disease is a major global health and economic development threat. It results in approximately 2.7 million deaths annually. There is currently no vaccine that has been licensed for use against malaria. Studies in animal models, especially non-human primates can lead to the revelation of possible immunological mechanisms that can lead to protection or(More)
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