Reactive case detection could be a powerful tool in malaria elimination, as it selectively targets transmission pockets. However, field operations have yet to demonstrate under which conditions, if any, reactive case detection is best poised to push a region to elimination. This study uses mathematical modelling to assess how baseline transmission intensity and local interconnectedness affect the impact of reactive activities in the context of other possible intervention packages.
This study used consensus modeling to understand how to optimize the effects of mass drug administration in areas with low malaria transmission.
Author: Aguas R, Brady OJ, Chitnis N, Gerardin J, Ghani AC, Hay SI, Maude RJ, Okell LC, Okiro EA, Pemberton-Ross P, Penny MA, Slater HC, Smith DL, Smith TA, stuckey em, Wenger E, White LJ
Publication date: May 2017
Source: The Lancet Global Health
Modelling mass antimalarial campaigns can elucidate how to most effectively deploy drug-based interventions and quantitatively compare the effects of cure, prophylaxis, and transmission-blocking in suppressing parasite prevalence.