Check out our newly published paper discussing risk factors for malaria and schistosomiasis among children in Misungwi, Tanzania.
This study investigated factors associated with malaria, schistosomiasis, and co-infection among school-aged children in Misungwi, Tanzania, using an explanatory sequential mixed-methods approach. The prevalence of malaria, seroprevalence of schistosomiasis, and co-infection in this study were 40.4%, 94.3%, and 38.1%, respectively. Notable results include the association between age and gender with infection status, and the use of unimproved water sources for drinking and domestic uses.
The results from this study can inform potential entry points for integrated disease prevention and control.
Read the full paper here.