Shehu Shagari

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Informing and evaluating malaria control efforts relies on knowledge of local transmission dynamics. Serological and molecular tools have demonstrated great sensitivity to quantify transmission intensity in low endemic settings where the sensitivity of traditional methods is limited. Filter paper blood spots are commonly used a source of both DNA and(More)
BACKGROUND Malaria transmission is highly heterogeneous, generating malaria hotspots that can fuel malaria transmission across a wider area. Targeting hotspots may represent an efficacious strategy for reducing malaria transmission. We determined the impact of interventions targeted to serologically defined malaria hotspots on malaria transmission both(More)
BACKGROUND Mass screening and treatment currently fails to identify a considerable fraction of low parasite density infections, while mass treatment exposes many uninfected individuals to antimalarial drugs. Here we test a hybrid approach to screen a sentinel population to identify clusters of subpatent infections in the Kenya highlands with low,(More)
The East African highlands are fringe regions between stable and unstable malaria transmission. What factors contribute to the heterogeneity of malaria exposure on different spatial scales within larger foci has not been extensively studied. In a comprehensive, community-based cross-sectional survey an attempt was made to identify factors that drive the(More)
Education is an important key of achieving a sustainable national development. For a state or society to achieve a sustainable national development, the quality of its education should be improved. This paper attempts to explain the concept of education, the the concept of sustainable national development and relationship between education and sustainable(More)
The spatial heterogeneity of malaria suggests that interventions may be targeted for maximum impact. It is unclear to what extent different metrics lead to consistent delineation of hotspot boundaries. Using data from a large community-based malaria survey in the western Kenyan highlands, we assessed the agreement between a model-based geostatistical (MBG)(More)
Background Mass screening and treatment campaigns have had limited success in curbing malaria transmission, possibly as a consequence of the high prevalence of subpatent infections that are missed using the currently available field based diagnostic tools. It has been shown that subpatent malaria infections are more likely to occur in households where(More)
This paper looks at Gender Studies and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. The paper conceptualizes three key issues and they are gender, gender inequality/stratification and sustainable development. The relationship between gender equality and sustainable development is part of the discussion in the paper. However, the paper also discusses about different(More)
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