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A tool box for operational mosquito larval control: preliminary results and early lessons from the Urban Malaria Control Programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BackgroundAs the population of Africa rapidly urbanizes, large populations could be protected from malaria by controlling aquatic stages of mosquitoes if cost-effective and scalable implementationExpand
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Over the past decade the use of long‐lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), in combination with improved drug therapies, indoor residual spraying (IRS), and better health infrastructure, has helpedExpand
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Can source reduction of mosquito larval habitat reduce malaria transmission in Tigray, Ethiopia?
The development of irrigation schemes by dam construction has led to an increased risk of malaria in Tigray, Ethiopia. We carried out a pilot study near a microdam to assess whether environmentalExpand
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The effect of insecticide-treated bed nets on mortality of Gambian children
Insecticide treatment of bed nets ("mosquito nets") may be a cheap and acceptable method of reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by malaria. In a rural area of The Gambia, bed nets in villagesExpand
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Incidence of malaria among children living near dams in northern Ethiopia: community based incidence survey
Abstract Objective: To assess the impact of construction of microdams on the incidence of malaria in nearby communities in terms of possibly increasing peak incidence and prolonging transmission.Expand
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Effect of two different house screening interventions on exposure to malaria vectors and on anaemia in children in The Gambia: a randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND House screening should protect people against malaria. We assessed whether two types of house screening--full screening of windows, doors, and closing eaves, or installation of screenedExpand
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Identifying the most productive breeding sites for malaria mosquitoes in The Gambia
BackgroundIdeally larval control activities should be targeted at sites that generate the most adult vectors, thereby reducing operational costs. Despite the plethora of potential mosquito breedingExpand
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Larval source management for malaria control in Africa: myths and reality
As malaria declines in many African countries there is a growing realization that new interventions need to be added to the front-line vector control tools of long-lasting impregnated nets (LLINs)Expand
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Interdependence of domestic malaria prevention measures and mosquito-human interactions in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BackgroundSuccessful malaria vector control depends on understanding behavioural interactions between mosquitoes and humans, which are highly setting-specific and may have characteristic features inExpand
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Culturally compelling strategies for behaviour change: a social ecology model and case study in malaria prevention.
Behaviour change is notoriously difficult to initiate and sustain, and the reasons why efforts to promote healthy behaviours fail are coming under increasing scrutiny. To be successful, healthExpand
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