The geography of imported malaria to non-endemic countries: a meta-analysis of nationally reported statistics

This analysis of existing data and literature on imported malaria cases points to historical and geographical patterns between non-endemic countries and malarious neighboring nations. Such patterns will prove significant in strategizing for malaria elimination and eradication.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Country specific predictions of the cost-effectiveness of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 in endemic Africa

This article discusses the high potential of the RTS,S vaccine for malaria in children. Additionally, results show that not only will the vaccine likely lead to positive health outcomes, but it is expected to do so in a cost-effective manner.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: Vaccine

Contemporary epidemiological overview of malaria in Madagascar: operational utility of reported routine case data for malaria control planning

A sub-national perspective is essential when monitoring the epidemiology of malaria in Madagascar and assessing local control needs. A robust assessment of the status of malaria at a time when intervention coverage efforts are being scaled up provides a platform from which to guide intervention preparedness and assess change in future periods of transmission.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

Potential for reduction of burden and local elimination of malaria by reducing Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission: a mathematical modelling study

This study used a mathematical model of the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria to explore the potential effect on case incidence and malaria mortality rates from 2015 to 2030 of five different intervention scenarios. These findings show that decreases in malaria transmission and burden can be accelerated over the next 15 years if the coverage of key interventions is increased.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Distribution of malaria exposure in endemic countries in Africa considering country levels of effective treatment

When coverage of effective treatment is taken into account, higher country level estimates of average EIR and thus higher disease burden, are obtained for a given prevalence level, especially where access to treatment is high, and prevalence relatively low. These methods provide a unified framework for comparison of both the immediate and longer-term impacts of case management and of preventive interventions.

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Publication date: April 2015

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