Measuring the path toward malaria elimination

In many parts of the world, malaria elimination—defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the absence of locally acquired malaria cases in the country—is being considered as a target because of recent successes in reducing disease burden. Rigorous evaluation of malaria elimination programs is essential for financial and political support to be maintained. Yet such evaluation remains challenging, and appropriate metrics to ascertain “success” are needed.

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Publication date: June 2014
Source: Science

Reactive Case Detection for Malaria Elimination: Real-Life Experience from an Ongoing Program in Swaziland

A study evaluating the effect of screening radius and other risk factors on the probability of detecting cases by reactive case detection, whereby individuals living in close proximity to passively detected cases are screened and treated, in Swaziland.

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Publication date: May 2013
Source: PLOS ONE