Publications

ENG

Comparative assessment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus diagnostic assays for use in resource-limited settings.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a global health concern.

Authors: Ayebare A Bebell LM Bazira J Ttendo S Katawera V Bangsberg DR Siedner MJ Firth PG Boum Ii Y
Journal Reference: BMC microbiology 2019 Aug 22; 19(1); 194. doi: 10.1186/s12866-019-1566-8. Epub 2019 08 22
Africa Carriage Chromogenic agar MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus PCR
ENG

Measles seroprevalence after reactive vaccination campaigns during the 2015 measles outbreak in four health zones of the former Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Measles continues to circulate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the country suffered from several important outbreaks over the last 5 years.

Authors: Keating P Carrion Martin AI Blake A Lechevalier P Uzzeni F Gignoux E Okonta C Langendorf C Smit S Ahuka S Suchard M Pukuta E Degail MA Hansen L Kibanza-Kyungu J Ciglenecki I Cohuet S
Journal Reference: BMC public health 2019 Aug 22; 19(1); 1153. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7500-z. Epub 2019 08 22
Democratic Republic of Congo Immunity Measles Seroprevalence Vaccination
ENG

The endTB observational study protocol: treatment of MDR-TB with bedaquiline or delamanid containing regimens.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: At a time when programs were struggling to design effective regimens for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the marketing authorization of bedaquiline and delamanid was a critical development in the

Authors: Khan U Huerga H Khan AJ Mitnick CD Hewison C Varaine F Bastard M Rich M Franke MF Atwood S Khan PY Seung KJ
Journal Reference: BMC infectious diseases 2019 Aug 20; 19(1); 733. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4378-4. Epub 2019 08 20
Bedaquiline Delamanid Efficacy MDR-TB Safety
ENG

Point-of-care viral load monitoring: outcomes from a decentralized HIV programme in Malawi.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Routinely monitoring the HIV viral load (VL) of people living with HIV (PLHIV) on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) facilitates intensive adherence counselling and faster ART regimen switch when treatment failure is indicated

Authors: Nicholas S Poulet E Wolters L Wapling J Rakesh A Amoros I Szumilin E Gueguen M Schramm B
Journal Reference: Journal of the International AIDS Society 2019 Aug ; 22(8); e25387. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25387. Epub 2019 08 23

HIV
90-90-90 Decentralization HIV Care Continuum Health System Strengthening Treatment failure Treatment monitoring
ENG

Feasibility of engaging caregivers in at-home surveillance of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.

Abstract

Many factors can contribute to low coverage of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and a limited number of health facilities and trained personnel can constrain the number of children that receive treatment.

Authors: Isanaka S Berthé F Nackers F Tang K Hanson KE Grais RF
Journal Reference: Maternal & child nutrition 2019 Jul 23; (); e12876. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12876. Epub 2019 07 23
MUAC Niger clinical surveillance community based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) severe acute malnutrition task shifting
ENG

Competing risk events in antimalarial drug trials in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network individual participant data meta-analysis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Therapeutic efficacy studies in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria are confounded by new infections, which constitute competing risk events since they can potentially preclude/pre-empt the detection of subsequent r

Authors:
Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2019 Jul 05; 18(1); 225. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2837-4. Epub 2019 07 05
Competing risk event Plasmodium falciparum Treatment efficacy study
ENG

Effectiveness of oral cholera vaccine in preventing cholera among fishermen in Lake Chilwa, Malawi: A case-control study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In response to a cholera outbreak among mobile, difficult-to-reach fishermen on Lake Chilwa, Malawi in 2016, a novel vaccine distribution strategy exploited the proven vaccine thermostability.

Authors: Grandesso F Kasambara W Page AL Debes AK M'bang'ombe M Palomares A Lechevalier P Pezzoli L Alley I Salumu L Msyamboza K Sack D Cohuet S Luquero FJ
Journal Reference: Vaccine 2019 Jun 19; 37(28); 3668-3676. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.044. Epub 2019 05 24
Cholera Effectiveness Hard-to-reach populations Malawi Thermostability Vaccine