The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015

Although still below target levels, current malaria interventions have substantially reduced malaria disease incidence across the continent. Increasing access to these interventions, and maintaining their effectiveness in the face of insecticide and drug resistance, should form a cornerstone of post-2015 control strategies.

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: Nature

The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015

This article, published in Nature found that Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence in endemic Africa halved and the incidence of clinical disease fell by 40% between 2000 and 2015. Interventions have averted an estimated 663 (542–753 credible interval) million clinical cases since 2000. Insecticide-treated nets, the most widespread intervention, were by far the largest contributor (68% of cases averted).

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: Nature

Re-examining environmental correlates of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity: a data-intensive variable selection approach

This analysis represents the first effort to systematically audit covariate utility for malaria mapping and then derive an objective, empirically based set of environmental covariates for modeling PfPR.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: Malaria Journal

Re-examining environmental correlates of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity: a data-intensive variable selection approach

This analysis represents the first effort to systematically audit covariate utility for malaria mapping and then derive an objective, empirically based set of environmental covariates for modeling PfPR.

Author: , , , , , ,
Publication date: February 2015
Source: Malaria Journal