Ghana: MoH, Zoomlion Embark On Nationwide Mosquito Control Campaign

[Ghanaian Times] Waste management expert Zoomlion and a member of the Jospong Group of Companies in collaboration with the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Services and the Noguchi Memorial Centre have began an extensive training of key malaria control players across the country towards the implementation of a national malaria control programme, which focuses mainly on killing the larvae of mosquitos.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Tropical Medicine - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: J Trop Med Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: PLoS Biology: Archived Table of Contents - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing Plasmodium falciparum Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Condition:   Malaria Interventions:   Drug: 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (5-ALA HCl) 600 mg QD;   Drug: Sodium ferrous citrate (SFC) 472 mg QD;   Drug: Artemisinin-based combination (ACT);   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (5-ALA HCl) 300 mg BID;   Drug: Sodium ferrous citrate (S FC) 236 mg BID Sponsors:   Neopharma Japan Co., Ltd.;   Parexel Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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