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Malaria epidemiological research in the Republic of Congo

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, December 2016
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Title
Malaria epidemiological research in the Republic of Congo
Published in
Malaria Journal, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1617-7
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Authors

Felix Koukouikila-Koussounda, Francine Ntoumi

Abstract

Reliable and comprehensive information on the burden of malaria is critical for guiding national and international efforts in malaria control. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of published data and available information on malaria resulting from field studies/investigations conducted in the Republic of Congo (RoC) from 1992 to 2015, as baseline for assisting public health authorities and researchers to define future research priorities as well as interventions. This review considers data from peer-reviewed articles and information from the National Malaria Control Programme reports, based on field investigations or samples collected from 1992 to 2015. Peer-reviewed papers were searched throughout online bibliographic databases PubMed, HINARI and Google Scholar using the following terms: "malaria", "Congo", "Brazzaville", "prevalence", "antimalarial", "efficacy", "falciparum", "genetic", "diversity". Original articles and reviews were included and selection of relevant papers was made. Twenty-eight published articles were included in this review and two additional records from the National Malaria Control Programme were also considered. The majority of studies were conducted in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. The present systematic review reveals that number of studies have been conducted in the RoC with regard to malaria. However, their results cannot formally be generalized at the country level. This suggests a need for implementing regular multisite investigations and surveys that may be representative of the country, calling for the support and lead of the Ministry of Health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 12 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 15 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2017.
All research outputs
#1,351,056
of 16,545,042 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#296
of 4,621 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,203
of 389,989 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#33
of 559 outputs
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