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    1. Malebo HM, Wiketye V, Katani SJ, Kitufe NA, Nyigo VA, Imeda CP, Ogondiek JW, Sunguruma R, Mhame PP, Massaga JJ, Mammuya B, Senkoro KP, Rumisha SF, Malecela MN, Kitua AY. In vivo antiplasmodial and toxicological effect of Maytenus senegalensis traditionally used in the treatment of malaria in Tanzania. Malar J. 2015 Feb 14; 14:79. PMID: 25890324; PMCID: PMC4446455.
    2. Spjeldnæs AO, Kitua AY, Blomberg B. Education and knowledge helps combating malaria, but not degedege: a cross-sectional study in Rufiji, Tanzania. Malar J. 2014 May 28; 13:200. PMID: 24885180; PMCID: PMC4058719.
    3. Bevilacqua N, Pane S, Vairo F, Nicastri E, Paglia MG, Ame SM, Schepisi MS, Kitua A, Mangi S, Racalbuto V, Meschi S, Ippolito G. Accuracy of indirect haemagglutination and western blot assays for the detection of anti-Schistosoma antibodies in non-severe febrile patients in two Tanzanian hospitals. Scand J Infect Dis. 2012 Jun; 44(6):453-8. PMID: 22263635.
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    4. Graz B, Kitua AY, Malebo HM. To what extent can traditional medicine contribute a complementary or alternative solution to malaria control programmes? Malar J. 2011 Mar 15; 10 Suppl 1:S6. PMID: 21411017; PMCID: PMC3059464.
    5. Mmbando BP, Vestergaard LS, Kitua AY, Lemnge MM, Theander TG, Lusingu JP. A progressive declining in the burden of malaria in north-eastern Tanzania. Malar J. 2010 Jul 23; 9:216. PMID: 20650014; PMCID: PMC2920289.
    6. Kitua A, Folb P, Warsame M, Binka F, Faiz A, Ribeiro I, Peto T, Gyapong J, Yunus EB, Rahman R, Baiden F, Clerk C, Mrango Z, Makasi C, Kimbute O, Hossain A, Samad R, Gomes M. The use of placebo in a trial of rectal artesunate as initial treatment for severe malaria patients en route to referral clinics: ethical issues. J Med Ethics. 2010 Feb; 36(2):116-20. PMID: 20133408.
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    7. Matee MI, Manyando C, Ndumbe PM, Corrah T, Jaoko WG, Kitua AY, Ambene HP, Ndounga M, Zijenah L, Ofori-Adjei D, Agwale S, Shongwe S, Nyirenda T, Makanga M. European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP): the path towards a true partnership. BMC Public Health. 2009 Jul 20; 9:249. PMID: 19619283; PMCID: PMC2719636.
    8. Nicastri E, Bevilacqua N, Sañé Schepisi M, Paglia MG, Meschi S, Ame SM, Mohamed JA, Mangi S, Fumakule R, Di Caro A, Capobianchi MR, Kitua A, Molteni F, Racalbuto V, Ippolito G. Accuracy of malaria diagnosis by microscopy, rapid diagnostic test, and PCR methods and evidence of antimalarial overprescription in non-severe febrile patients in two Tanzanian hospitals. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 May; 80(5):712-7. PMID: 19407111.
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    9. Mfinanga GS, Kimaro GD, Ngadaya E, Massawe S, Mtandu R, Shayo EH, Kahwa A, Achola O, Mutungi A, Knight R, Armbruster D, Sintasath D, Kitua A, Stanton C. Health facility-based Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor: findings from a national survey in Tanzania. Health Res Policy Syst. 2009 Apr 16; 7:6. PMID: 19371418; PMCID: PMC2676279.
    10. Kitua AY, Corrah T, Herbst K, Nyirenda T, Agwale S, Makanga M, Mgone CS. Strengthening capacity, collaboration and quality of clinical research in Africa: EDCTP Networks of Excellence. Tanzan J Health Res. 2009 Jan; 11(1):51-4. PMID: 19445106.
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    11. Gomes MF, Faiz MA, Gyapong JO, Warsame M, Agbenyega T, Babiker A, Baiden F, Yunus EB, Binka F, Clerk C, Folb P, Hassan R, Hossain MA, Kimbute O, Kitua A, Krishna S, Makasi C, Mensah N, Mrango Z, Olliaro P, Peto R, Peto TJ, Rahman MR, Ribeiro I, Samad R, White NJ. Pre-referral rectal artesunate to prevent death and disability in severe malaria: a placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Feb 14; 373(9663):557-66. PMID: 19059639; PMCID: PMC2646124.
    12. Mfinanga SG, Mutayoba BK, Kahwa A, Kimaro G, Mtandu R, Ngadaya E, Egwaga S, Kitua AY. The magnitude and factors associated with delays in management of smear positive tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. BMC Health Serv Res. 2008 Jul 27; 8:158. PMID: 18655730; PMCID: PMC2515835.
    13. Massaga JJ, Lusingu JP, Makunde R, Malebo HM, Chile MM, Akida JA, Lemnge MM, Rønn AM, Theander TG, Bygbjerg IC, Kitua AY. Biological and haematological safety profile of oral amodiaquine and chloroquine in healthy volunteers with or without Plasmodium falciparum infection in northeast Tanzania. Tanzan J Health Res. 2008 Jul; 10(3):144-50. PMID: 19024339.
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    14. Mboera LE, Kamugisha ML, Rumisha SF, Kisinza WN, Senkoro KP, Kitua AY. Malaria and mosquito net utilisation among schoolchildren in villages with or without healthcare facilities at different altitudes in Iringa District, Tanzania. Afr Health Sci. 2008 Jun; 8(2):114-9. PMID: 19357761; PMCID: PMC2584322.
    15. Mfinanga GS, Ngadaya E, Kimaro G, Mtandu R, Lema LA, Basra D, Lwila F, Egwaga S, Kitua AY. Capacity of healthcare facilities in the implementation of direct observed treatment strategy for tuberculosis in Arumeru and Karatu districts, Tanzania. Tanzan J Health Res. 2008 Apr; 10(2):95-8. PMID: 18846787.
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    16. Kitua AY, Mboera L, Magesa SM, Maxwell CA, Curtis CF. The untapped potential of bed nets. Science. 2008 Feb 15; 319(5865):900. PMID: 18276869.
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    17. Kaduri P, Kitua H, Mbatia J, Kitua AY, Mbwambo J. Smokeless tobacco use among adolescents in Ilala Municipality, Tanzania. Tanzan J Health Res. 2008 Jan; 10(1):28-33. PMID: 18680962.
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    18. Eriksen J, Mwankusye S, Mduma S, Veiga MI, Kitua A, Tomson G, Petzold MG, Swedberg G, Gustafsson LL, Warsame M. Antimalarial resistance and DHFR/DHPS genotypes of Plasmodium falciparum three years after introduction of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine in rural Tanzania. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Feb; 102(2):137-42. PMID: 18082233.
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    19. Makundi EA, Mboera LE, Malebo HM, Kitua AY. Priority setting on malaria interventions in Tanzania: strategies and challenges to mitigate against the intolerable burden. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Dec; 77(6 Suppl):106-11. PMID: 18165481.
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    20. Mboera LE, Makundi EA, Kitua AY. Uncertainty in malaria control in Tanzania: crossroads and challenges for future interventions. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Dec; 77(6 Suppl):112-8. PMID: 18165482.
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    21. Mfinanga GS, Ngadaya E, Mtandu R, Mutayoba B, Basra D, Kimaro G, Chonde TM, Ngowi P, Mfaume S, Kilale AM, Egwaga S, Kitua AY. The quality of sputum smear microscopy diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2007 Sep; 9(3):164-8. PMID: 18087893.
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    22. Kitua AY. Health research agenda for East Africa in the new millennium: looking ahead. Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2007 Sep; 9(3):147-53. PMID: 18087890.
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    23. Warsame M, Kimbute O, Machinda Z, Ruddy P, Melkisedick M, Peto T, Ribeiro I, Kitua A, Tomson G, Gomes M. Recognition, perceptions and treatment practices for severe malaria in rural Tanzania: implications for accessing rectal artesunate as a pre-referral. PLoS One. 2007 Jan 17; 2(1):e149. PMID: 17225854; PMCID: PMC1764709.
    24. Schönfeld M, Barreto Miranda I, Schunk M, Maduhu I, Maboko L, Hoelscher M, Berens-Riha N, Kitua A, Löscher T. Molecular surveillance of drug-resistance associated mutations of Plasmodium falciparum in south-west Tanzania. Malar J. 2007 Jan 15; 6:2. PMID: 17224049; PMCID: PMC1781949.
    25. Mfinanga GS, Mutayoba B, Mbogo G, Kahwa A, Kimaro G, Mhame PP, Mwangi C, Malecela MN, Kitua AY. Quality of HIV laboratory testing in Tanzania: a situation analysis. Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2007 Jan; 9(1):44-7. PMID: 17547100.
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    26. Makunde WH, Kamugisha LM, Makunde RA, Malecela MN, Kitua AY. Hospital-based safety and tolerability study to assess efficacy of oral doxycycline in the treatment of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in north-eastern Tanzania. Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2006 Sep; 8(3):128-33. PMID: 18254502.
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    27. Makundi EA, Malebo HM, Mhame P, Kitua AY, Warsame M. Role of traditional healers in the management of severe malaria among children below five years of age: the case of Kilosa and Handeni Districts, Tanzania. Malar J. 2006 Jul 18; 5:58. PMID: 16848889; PMCID: PMC1540433.
    28. Lusingu JP, Jensen AT, Vestergaard LS, Minja DT, Dalgaard MB, Gesase S, Mmbando BP, Kitua AY, Lemnge MM, Cavanagh D, Hviid L, Theander TG. Levels of plasma immunoglobulin G with specificity against the cysteine-rich interdomain regions of a semiconserved Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1, VAR4, predict protection against malarial anemia and febrile episodes. Infect Immun. 2006 May; 74(5):2867-75. PMID: 16622225; PMCID: PMC1459698.
    29. Makunde WH, Kamugisha ML, Makunde RA, Malecela-Lazaro MN, Kitua AY. Implication of diethylcarbamazine induced morbidity and the role of cellular responses associated with bancroftian filariasis pathologies. Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2006 Jan; 8(1):11-6. PMID: 17058794.
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    30. Mboera LE, Kamugisha ML, Rumisha SF, Msangeni HA, Barongo V, Molteni E, Kitua AY. The relationship between malaria parasitaemia and availability of healthcare facility in Mpwapwa district, central Tanzania. Tanzan Health Res Bull. 2006 Jan; 8(1):22-7. PMID: 17058796.
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    31. Lusingu JP, Vestergaard LS, Alifrangis M, Mmbando BP, Theisen M, Kitua AY, Lemnge MM, Theander TG. Cytophilic antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum glutamate rich protein are associated with malaria protection in an area of holoendemic transmission. Malar J. 2005 Sep 29; 4:48. PMID: 16194274; PMCID: PMC1262760.
    32. Magesa SM, Lengeler C, deSavigny D, Miller JE, Njau RJ, Kramer K, Kitua A, Mwita A. Creating an "enabling environment" for taking insecticide treated nets to national scale: the Tanzanian experience. Malar J. 2005 Jul 22; 4:34. PMID: 16042780; PMCID: PMC1190210.
    33. Mubyazi G, Bloch P, Kamugisha M, Kitua A, Ijumba J. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy: a qualitative study of knowledge, attitudes and practices of district health managers, antenatal care staff and pregnant women in Korogwe District, North-Eastern Tanzania. Malar J. 2005 Jul 20; 4:31. PMID: 16033639; PMCID: PMC1187919.
    34. Kitua AY. Building capacity for public health research. World Hosp Health Serv. 2005; 41(3):14-7. PMID: 16300160.
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    35. Reyburn H, Mbatia R, Drakeley C, Carneiro I, Mwakasungula E, Mwerinde O, Saganda K, Shao J, Kitua A, Olomi R, Greenwood BM, Whitty CJ. Overdiagnosis of malaria in patients with severe febrile illness in Tanzania: a prospective study. BMJ. 2004 Nov 20; 329(7476):1212. PMID: 15542534; PMCID: PMC529364.
    36. Ijumba JN, Kitua AY. Enhancing the application of effective malaria interventions in Africa through training. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Aug; 71(2 Suppl):253-8. PMID: 15331845.
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    37. Alilio MS, Kitua A, Njunwa K, Medina M, Rønn AM, Mhina J, Msuya F, Mahundi J, Depinay JM, Whyte S, Krasnik A, Bygbjerg IC. Malaria control at the district level in Africa: the case of the muheza district in northeastern Tanzania. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Aug; 71(2 Suppl):205-13. PMID: 15331839.
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    38. Lusingu JP, Vestergaard LS, Mmbando BP, Drakeley CJ, Jones C, Akida J, Savaeli ZX, Kitua AY, Lemnge MM, Theander TG. Malaria morbidity and immunity among residents of villages with different Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity in North-Eastern Tanzania. Malar J. 2004 Jul 28; 3:26. PMID: 15282030; PMCID: PMC514496.
    39. Eriksen J, Mwankusye S, Mduma S, Kitua A, Swedberg G, Tomson G, Gustafsson LL, Warsame M. Patterns of resistance and DHFR/DHPS genotypes of Plasmodium falciparum in rural Tanzania prior to the adoption of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine as first-line treatment. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Jun; 98(6):347-53. PMID: 15099990.
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    40. Abrahams N, Adhikari R, Bhagwat IP, Christofides N, Djibuti M, Dyalchand A, Gotsadze G, Grzmava O, Huertas LL, Jacobs T, Jewkes R, Kapadia-Kundu N, Karnikowski MG, Kimboka S, Kitua AY, Lens JU, López A, Lugina H. Changing the debate about health research for development. International Health Research Awards Recipients. J Public Health Policy. 2004; 25(3-4):259-87. PMID: 15683065.
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    41. Massaga JJ, Kitua AY, Lemnge MM, Akida JA, Malle LN, Rønn AM, Theander TG, Bygbjerg IC. Effect of intermittent treatment with amodiaquine on anaemia and malarial fevers in infants in Tanzania: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2003 May 31; 361(9372):1853-60. PMID: 12788572.
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    42. Akim NI, Urassa H, Drakeley CJ, Sauerwein RW, Kitua AY. Immunity to the sexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum in mothers, neonates and infants subject to intense and perennial malarial transmission. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2002 Oct; 96(7):735-7. PMID: 12537635.
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    43. Kachur SP, Abdulla S, Barnes K, Mshinda H, Durrheim D, Kitua A, Bloland P. Re.: Complex, and large, trials of pragmatic malaria interventions. Trop Med Int Health. 2001 Apr; 6(4):324-5. PMID: 11348524.
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    44. Mboera LE, Kitua AY. Malaria epidemics in Tanzania: An overview. Afr J Health Sci. 2001 Jan-Jun; 8(1-2):17-23. PMID: 17650043.
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    45. Kitua AY, Mashalla YJ, Shija JK. Coordinating health research to promote action: the Tanzanian experience. BMJ. 2000 Sep 30; 321(7264):821-3. PMID: 11009527; PMCID: PMC1118624.
    46. Vounatsou P, Smith T, Kitua AY, Alonso PL, Tanner M. Apparent tolerance of Plasmodium falciparum in infants in a highly endemic area. Parasitology. 2000 Jan; 120 ( Pt 1):1-9. PMID: 10726260.
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    47. Kitua AY. Antimalarial drug policy: making systematic change. Lancet. 1999 Dec; 354 Suppl:SIV32. PMID: 10691444.
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    48. Kitua AY, Urassa H, Wechsler M, Smith T, Vounatsou P, Weiss NA, Alonso PL, Tanner M. Antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidates in infants in an area of intense and perennial transmission: relationships with clinical malaria and with entomological inoculation rates. Parasite Immunol. 1999 Jun; 21(6):307-17. PMID: 10354353.
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    49. Acosta CJ, Galindo CM, Schellenberg D, Aponte JJ, Kahigwa E, Urassa H, Schellenberg JR, Masanja H, Hayes R, Kitua AY, Lwilla F, Mshinda H, Menendez C, Tanner M, Alonso PL. Evaluation of the SPf66 vaccine for malaria control when delivered through the EPI scheme in Tanzania. Trop Med Int Health. 1999 May; 4(5):368-76. PMID: 10402973.
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    50. Smith T, Beck HP, Kitua A, Mwankusye S, Felger I, Fraser-Hurt N, Irion A, Alonso P, Teuscher T, Tanner M. Age dependence of the multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infections and of other malariological indices in an area of high endemicity. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1999 Feb; 93 Suppl 1:15-20. PMID: 10450421.
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    51. Felger I, Smith T, Edoh D, Kitua A, Alonso P, Tanner M, Beck HP. Multiple Plasmodium falciparum infections in Tanzanian infants. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1999 Feb; 93 Suppl 1:29-34. PMID: 10450423.
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    52. Smith T, Felger I, Kitua A, Tanner M, Beck HP. Dynamics of multiple Plasmodium falciparum infections in infants in a highly endemic area of Tanzania. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1999 Feb; 93 Suppl 1:35-9. PMID: 10450424.
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    53. Smith T, Charlwood JD, Kitua AY, Masanja H, Mwankusye S, Alonso PL, Tanner M. Relationships of malaria morbidity with exposure to Plasmodium falciparum in young children in a highly endemic area. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Aug; 59(2):252-7. PMID: 9715941.
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    54. Charlwood JD, Smith T, Lyimo E, Kitua AY, Masanja H, Booth M, Alonso PL, Tanner M. Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum infection in infants in relation to exposure to sporozoite-infected anophelines. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Aug; 59(2):243-51. PMID: 9715940.
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    55. Alonso PL, Lopez MC, Bordmann G, Smith TA, Aponte JJ, Weiss NA, Urassa H, Armstrong-Schellenberg JR, Kitua AY, Masanja H, Thomas MC, Oettli A, Hurt N, Hayes R, Kilama WL, Tanner M. Immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum antigens during a malaria vaccine trial in Tanzanian children. Parasite Immunol. 1998 Feb; 20(2):63-71. PMID: 9572049.
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    56. Kitua AY. The future of malaria research and control: An African perspective. Afr J Health Sci. 1998; 5(2):58-62. PMID: 17581006.
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    57. Menendez C, Kahigwa E, Hirt R, Vounatsou P, Aponte JJ, Font F, Acosta CJ, Schellenberg DM, Galindo CM, Kimario J, Urassa H, Brabin B, Smith TA, Kitua AY, Tanner M, Alonso PL. Randomised placebo-controlled trial of iron supplementation and malaria chemoprophylaxis for prevention of severe anaemia and malaria in Tanzanian infants. Lancet. 1997 Sep 20; 350(9081):844-50. PMID: 9310602.
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    58. Kitua AY. Field trials of malaria vaccines. Indian J Med Res. 1997 Aug; 106:95-108. PMID: 9291680.
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    59. Kitua AY, Smith TA, Alonso PL, Urassa H, Masanja H, Kimario J, Tanner M. The role of low level Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in anaemia among infants living in an area of intense and perennial transmission. Trop Med Int Health. 1997 Apr; 2(4):325-33. PMID: 9171840.
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    60. Kitua AY, Smith T, Alonso PL, Masanja H, Urassa H, Menendez C, Kimario J, Tanner M. Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the first year of life in an area of intense and perennial transmission. Trop Med Int Health. 1996 Aug; 1(4):475-84. PMID: 8765455.
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    61. Alonso PL, Smith TA, Armstrong-Schellenberg JR, Kitua AY, Masanja H, Hayes R, Hurt N, Font F, Menendez C, Kilama WL, Tanner M. Duration of protection and age-dependence of the effects of the SPf66 malaria vaccine in African children exposed to intense transmission of Plasmodium falciparum. J Infect Dis. 1996 Aug; 174(2):367-72. PMID: 8699068.
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    62. Edoh D, Mshinda H, Kitua A. Does chloroquine treatment influence the distribution of pyrimethamine-resistant P. falciparum parasites in the field? Afr J Health Sci. 1996 Feb; 3(1):19-21. PMID: 17451290.
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    63. Tanner M, Kitua A, Degrémont AA. Developing health research capability in Tanzania: from a Swiss Tropical Institute Field Laboratory to the Ifakara Centre of the Tanzanian National Institute of Medical Research. Acta Trop. 1994 Aug; 57(2-3):153-73. PMID: 7985550.
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    64. Teuscher T, Schellenberg JR, Bastos de Azevedo I, Hurt N, Smith T, Hayes R, Masanja H, Silva Y, Lopez MC, Kitua A, et al. SPf66, a chemically synthesized subunit malaria vaccine, is safe and immunogenic in Tanzanians exposed to intense malaria transmission. Vaccine. 1994 Mar; 12(4):328-36. PMID: 8178555.
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