Some selected publications

Journal articles

 

1.   Malisa, A., Pearce, R., Abdulla, S., Mutayoba, B., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C. (2012) Quantification of Markers of Antimalarial Drug Resistance from an area of high malaria transmission: Comparing Frequency with Prevalence. African Journal of Biotechnology 11(69): 13250-13260.

 

2.   Malisa, A., Kiriba D. (2012) Artemisinin Combiation Therapies price disparity between Government and Private Health Sectors and its implication on antimalarial drug consumption pattern in Morogoro Urban District, Tanzania. BMC Research Notes 2012, 5:165.

 

3.   Malisa, A., Pearce, R., Abdulla, S., Mutayoba, B., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C. (2011) The evolution of pyrimethamine resistant dhfr in Plasmodium falciparum of south eastern Tanzania: comparing selection under SP alone vs SP+Artesunate combination. Malaria Journal 2011, 10: 317.

 

4.   Malisa, A., Pearce, R. J., Abdulla, S., Mutayoba, B., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C. (2011) Molecular monitoring of resistant dhfr and dhps allelic haplotypes in Morogoro and Mvomero districts in south eastern Tanzania. Afican Health Sciences 11(2): 143-151.

 

5.   Malisa, A., Pearce, R., Abdulla, S., Mutayoba, B., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C. (2011) Media, health workers and policy makers’ relationship and their impact on policy adoption: A population genetics perspective. Malaria Research and Treatment  2011:217276. doi: 10.4061/2011/217276

 

6.   Malisa, A. and Nyaki, H. (2010) Prevalence and Constraints of Typhoid Fever and its control in an endemic area of Singida Region in Tanzania: Lessons for effective control of the disease. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 2(4): 93-99.

 

7.   Malisa, A., Pearce, R. J., Abdulla, S., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C. (2010) Drug coverage in treatment of malaria and the consequences for resistance evolution-evidence from the use of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine. Malaria Journal 2010, 9:190.

 

8.   Malisa, A. and Ndukai, M. (2009) Knowledge and practices on malaria and its control among pastoralists in Simanjiro District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research 11(4): 219-225.

 

9.   Pearce, R., Pota, H., Evehe, M.B., El Hadj, Bâ ., Mombo-Ngoma, G., Malisa, A., Ord, R., Inojosa, W., Matondo, A., Diallo, D.A.,  Mbacham, W., van den Broek, I.V., Swarthout, T. D., Assefa, A., Dejene, S., Grobusch, M.P.,  Njie, F., Dunyo, S., Kweku, M., Owusu-Ageyi, S., Chandramohan, D., Bonnet, M., Guthmann, J-P ., Clarke, S., Barnes, K., Streat, E., Katokele, S. T., Uusiku, P., Agboghoroma, C.O.,  Elegba, O. Y., Cissé, B., A-Elbasit, I. E., Giha,  H. A., Kachur, P., Lynch, C., Rwakimari, J.,  Chanda, P.,  Hawela, M., Sharp, B. , Naidoo, I.,  Roper, C. (2009).  Dispersal of drug resistant dhps reveals regional migration patterns among African P. falciparum. Plos Biology 6(4): e1000055.

 

10.   Mbugi, E.V., Mutayoba, B.M., Balthazary, S.T., Malisa, A.L., Nyambo, T.B. and Mshinda, H. (2006)  Multiplicity of infections and level of recrudescence in Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Mlimba, Tanzania. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(18): 1655-1662.

 

11.   Kidima, W; Nkwengulila, G; Premji, Z; Malisa, A and Mshinda, H (2006)  Dhfr and dhps mutations in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Mlandizi Kibaha: Association with clinical outcome. Tanzania Health Research Bulletin 8(2): 50-55.

 

12.   Malisa, A.L, Gwakisa, P., Balthazary, S., Wasser, S.K. and Mutayoba, B.M (2006) The potential of mitochondrial DNA markers and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism for domestic and wild species identification. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(18): 1588-1593.

 

13.   Mbugi, E.V., Mutayoba, B.M., Malisa, A.L., Balthazary, S.T., Nyambo, T.B. and Mshinda, H. (2006) Drug resistance to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Mlimba, Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2006 5: 94

 

14.   Malisa A, Gwakisa P, Balthazary S, Wasser S and Mutayoba, B (2005). Species and gender differentiation between and among domestic and wild animals using mitochondrial and sex-linked DNA markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 4(11): 1269-1274.

 

15.   Pearce R, Malisa A, Kachur P, Barnes K, Sharp B and Roper C (2005). Reduced  variation Around Drug-Resistant dhfr Alleles in African Plasmodium falciparum. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22(9): 1834-1844

 

16.   Mugittu, K; Ndejembi, M; Malisa, A; Lemnge, M; Premji, Z; Mwita, A; Nkya, M;Kataraihya, J; Abdulla, S; Beck, HP and Mshinda, H (2004). Therapeutic efficacy of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine and Prevalence of resistance markers in Tanzania prior to revision of malaria treatment policy; Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase mutations in monitoring in vivo resistance. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 71(6): 696-702

 

17.   Malisa, A.L., Gwakisa, P., Balthazary, S.T. and Mutayoba, B.M (2003). Genetic diversity among wild herbivore species in Tanzania. Tanzania Veterinary Journal 22(2): 112-124

 

2.  Proceeding Papers

2.1 Malisa, A; Mugittu, K; Ndejembi, M; Mrema, H; Mayagaya, V; Urassa, H and Mshinda, H (2002). Biotechnology in the growing momentum of Globalization: Inseparable forces affecting public health at a global scale. Prpceedings of the 21st Annual  Scientific Conference, Tanzania Public Health Association pg 42-49.

 

2.2 Malisa, A. L, Mutayoba, B. M, Gwakisa, P, Balthazary, S & Wasser, S K (2000) Potential of Molecular Based Approaches in Bush Meat Forensics in Tanzania. Proceedings of the First Annual Scientific Conference 1: 60-77; Arusha December 12-13, 2000.

 

3. Posters

3.1 Malisa, A; Pearce, R; Roper, C; Kachur, P; Abdulla, S; Mshinda, H and Bloland, P (2002). Frequencies of dhfr/dhps haplotypes in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from South Eastern Tanzania. The 3rd Pan-African Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, Nov 17-22, 2002.

 

3.2 Mugittu, K; Ndejembi, M; Malisa, A; Nkya, M; Mutabingwa, T; Lemnge, M; Premji, Z; Beck, HP; Abdulla, S and Mshinda, H (2002). Eefficacy of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine  against uncomplicated malaria and frequency of mutations in plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase genes in Tanzania. The 3rd Pan-African Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, Nov 17-22, 2002.

 

3.3 Roper, C; Pearce, R; Malisa, A; Abdulla, S; Kachur, P and Bloland, P (2002). Analysis of Polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum dhps gene and Linked Microsatellite Loci in Isolates from Southern Tanzania: Significant Interregional differentiation at Drug Resistance Loci Despite Evidence of Extensive Gene Flow between Regions. The 3rd Pan-African Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, Nov 17-22, 2002.

 

3.4 Abdulla, S; Kachur, SP; Mills, A; Williams, HA; MacAthur, JR; Goodman, C; Causer, L; Roper, C; Premji, Z; De Savigny, D; Hemed, Y; Malisa, A; Malima, R; Leone, M; Mwageni, E; Kitua, A; Mshinda, H and Bloland, P (2002). Interdisciplinary Monitoring Programme for Antimalarial Combination Therapy for Tanzania (IMPACT-TZ). The 3rd Pan-African Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, Nov 17-22, 2002.

 

3.5 Malisa, A., Pearce, R., Abdulla, S., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C (2007) The rate of selection of resistant Plasmodium falciparum parasite population in southeastern Tanzania, prior and after antimalarial policy change.The Fifth AMANET biennial conference; 26th February – 1st March 2007, Zanzibar Beach Resort, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

 

3.6 Malisa, A., Pearce, R., Abdulla, S., Mshinda, H., Kachur, P., Bloland, P. and Roper, C (2007) Evolution of P. falciparum strains resistant to Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine in Southeastern Tanzania. The 22nd Annual Joint Scientific Conference, March 06 – 09, 2007 AICC, Arusha, Tanzania.

 

3.7 Gutman, J., Mulokozi, A., Sumari, D., Malisa, A., Bloland, P. B., Kachur, P., Abdulla, S. and MacArthur, J. (2009) The Changing Efficacy of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine, Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine + Artesunate, and Artemether-Lumefantrine for Uncomplicated Malaria Infection in Tanzania. The 5th Pan-African Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference, KICC, Nairobi, Nov 2-6, 2009.

  

3.8 Malisa, A. L. (2009) Molecular tools for surveillance of drug efficacy. World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) symposium: First steps toward realization. KICC, Nairobi, Tuesday Nov 3, 2009.

 

 

3.9 Facilitator in the training course on PCR techniques for Malaria. A training organised by NIMR in collaboration with the East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) and held at NIMR Tanga centre from 26th April to 07th May 2010.