New PLoS Clinical Trials Paper:
Impact of Malaria Prophylaxis on Learning in Children

August 22, 2006

Dear Colleague,

Wed like to draw your attention to a research article published online in PLoS Clinical Trials, entitled "Long-term impact of malaria chemoprophylaxis on cognitive abilities and educational attainment: Follow-up of a controlled trial" by Matthew Jukes and colleagues.

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The Study

The burden of disease and death from malaria is well documented, but little is known about the impact of malaria on the mental development of children and their ability to learn. Jukes and colleagues examined a cohort of children who had taken part in a malaria prevention trial 14 years earlier, and found some evidence of a long-term effect of malaria prevention on cognitive function and educational attainment.


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Matthew Jukes, Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London

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