Advances in mapping malaria for elimination: fine resolution modelling of Plasmodium falciparum incidence

This paper shows how malaria incidence can be modelled at a fine spatial and temporal resolution from health facility data to help focus surveillance and control to population not attending health facilities.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Nature

Identifying Malaria Transmission Foci for Elimination Using Human Mobility Data

By linking transmission to parasite flow [via human mobility], it is possible to stratify landscapes for malaria control and elimination as [malaria parasite] sources are disproportionately important to the regional persistence of malaria parasites. [This study] examined how the landscape of transmission and burden changed from the pre-elimination setting by comparing the location and extent of predicted pre-elimination transmission foci with modeled incidence for 2009.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: PLOS Computational Biology

Namibia’s path toward malaria elimination: a case study of malaria strategies and costs along the northern border

Low malaria transmission in Namibia suggests that elimination is possible, but the risk of imported malaria from Angola remains a challenge. This case study reviews the early transition of a program shift from malaria control to elimination in three northern regions of Namibia.

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Publication date: November 2014
Source: BMC Public Health