Helen Counihan

Summary

Affiliation: Malaria Consortium
Country: Uganda

Publications

  1. pmc Finding parasites and finding challenges: improved diagnostic access and trends in reported malaria and anti-malarial drug use in Livingstone district, Zambia
    Freddie Masaninga
    World Health Organization Country Office, Lusaka, Zambia
    Malar J 11:341. 2012
  2. pmc Community health workers use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) safely and accurately: results of a longitudinal study in Zambia
    Helen Counihan
    Malaria Consortium, Maputo, Mozambique
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:57-63. 2012
  3. pmc Early experiences on the feasibility, acceptability, and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests at peripheral health centres in Uganda-insights into some barriers and facilitators
    Caroline Asiimwe
    Malaria Consortium Africa Regional Office, Plot 25 Upper Naguru East Road, Kampala, Uganda
    Implement Sci 7:5. 2012
  4. pmc Placental Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection: operational accuracy of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests in a malaria endemic setting
    Daniel J Kyabayinze
    Malaria Consortium, Upper Naguru East Road, P, O, Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 10:306. 2011
  5. pmc Performance of three multi-species rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
    Ruth A Ashton
    Malaria Consortium Ethiopia Office, Ethio China Road, PO Box 100224, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Malar J 9:297. 2010
  6. pmc Malaria misdiagnosis in Uganda--implications for policy change
    Joan Nankabirwa
    Malaria Consortium, Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 8:66. 2009
  7. pmc Use of RDTs to improve malaria diagnosis and fever case management at primary health care facilities in Uganda
    Daniel J Kyabayinze
    Malaria Consortium Africa, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, PO Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 9:200. 2010
  8. pmc Operational accuracy and comparative persistent antigenicity of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hyperendemic region of Uganda
    Daniel J Kyabayinze
    Malaria Consortium Africa, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, P O Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 7:221. 2008
  9. pmc Community acceptability of use of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria by community health workers in Uganda
    David Mukanga
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Makerere University School of Public Health, P, O, Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 9:203. 2010

Collaborators

  • David Bell
  • Steven A Harvey
  • Daniel J Kyabayinze
  • James K Tibenderana
  • Caroline Asiimwe
  • Freddie Masaninga
  • Jane Nabakooza
  • David Mukanga
  • Ruth A Ashton
  • Joan Nankabirwa
  • John B Rwakimari
  • Moses Bajabaite
  • Thindo Malambo
  • Olusegun Babaniyi
  • Masela Sekeseke-Chinyama
  • Hawela Moonga
  • Zephaniah Kyalisiima
  • Prudence Hamade
  • Mark Montague
  • Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden
  • Clare Riches
  • Mercy Nassali
  • Sylvia Meek
  • Lynette K Tumwine
  • Damtew Yadeta
  • Takele Kefyalew
  • Bonnie Cundill
  • Damalie Nakanjako
  • Richard Reithinger
  • Juliet Kiguli
  • Brian Mutamba
  • Francis Bajunirwe
  • Peter Waiswa
  • Gezahegn Tesfaye
  • Karin Kallander
  • Jan H Kolaczinski
  • George W Pariyo
  • Godfrey Ojiambo
  • Julius N Njogu
  • Dejan Zurovac
  • Robert W Snow
  • George W Odong

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Finding parasites and finding challenges: improved diagnostic access and trends in reported malaria and anti-malarial drug use in Livingstone district, Zambia
    Freddie Masaninga
    World Health Organization Country Office, Lusaka, Zambia
    Malar J 11:341. 2012
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  2. pmc Community health workers use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) safely and accurately: results of a longitudinal study in Zambia
    Helen Counihan
    Malaria Consortium, Maputo, Mozambique
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:57-63. 2012
    ..7% correct at 12 months. We conclude that appropriately trained and supervised CHWs can use RDTs safely and accurately in community practice for up to 12 months post-training...
  3. pmc Early experiences on the feasibility, acceptability, and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests at peripheral health centres in Uganda-insights into some barriers and facilitators
    Caroline Asiimwe
    Malaria Consortium Africa Regional Office, Plot 25 Upper Naguru East Road, Kampala, Uganda
    Implement Sci 7:5. 2012
    ..These findings are important in informing implementation of new health technologies, plans, and budgets in low-resourced national disease control programmes...
  4. pmc Placental Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection: operational accuracy of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests in a malaria endemic setting
    Daniel J Kyabayinze
    Malaria Consortium, Upper Naguru East Road, P, O, Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 10:306. 2011
    ..Peripheral blood smear microscopy under-estimates sequestered placental infections, therefore malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) detecting histidine rich protein-2 antigen (HRP-2) in peripheral blood are a potential alternative...
  5. pmc Performance of three multi-species rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
    Ruth A Ashton
    Malaria Consortium Ethiopia Office, Ethio China Road, PO Box 100224, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Malar J 9:297. 2010
    ..The present study compared three RDT products to provide the FMoH with evidence to guide appropriate product selection...
  6. pmc Malaria misdiagnosis in Uganda--implications for policy change
    Joan Nankabirwa
    Malaria Consortium, Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 8:66. 2009
    ..In this study, the policy implications of such recommendations are revisited...
  7. pmc Use of RDTs to improve malaria diagnosis and fever case management at primary health care facilities in Uganda
    Daniel J Kyabayinze
    Malaria Consortium Africa, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, PO Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 9:200. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the effect of malaria RDTs on health workers' anti-malarial drug (AMD) prescriptions among outpatients at low level health care facilities (LLHCF) within different malaria epidemiological settings in Uganda...
  8. pmc Operational accuracy and comparative persistent antigenicity of HRP2 rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a hyperendemic region of Uganda
    Daniel J Kyabayinze
    Malaria Consortium Africa, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, P O Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 7:221. 2008
    ..An assessment of the accuracy of Malaria Pf immuno-chromatographic test (ICT) and description of persistent antigenicity of HRP2 RDTs was undertaken in a hyperendemic area of Uganda...
  9. pmc Community acceptability of use of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria by community health workers in Uganda
    David Mukanga
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Makerere University School of Public Health, P, O, Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 9:203. 2010
    ..This study assessed community acceptability of the use of RDTs by Ugandan CHWs, locally referred to as community medicine distributors (CMDs)...