The PATH Malaria Learning Series provides concise briefings on the latest evidence in malaria research and science. Each issue will provide an overview of important developments in malaria control and elimination and synthesize results from PATH-supported research.
Population-wide drug-based strategies are potentially powerful accelerators for malaria elimination. This issue of the PATH Malaria Learning Series explores their role in rapidly reducing the malaria parasite burden in targeted populations and explains the differences between various population-wide drug-based strategies. It also takes a close look at the results of PATH-supported research into population wide drug-based strategies in three malaria-endemic countries in Africa.