This study analyzes 2014–15 Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey data to assess intervention effects on malaria prevalence among children less than five years of age and intervention effects at regional level, and estimate geographical distribution of malaria prevalence in the country.
When improved through comprehensive parasitologically confirmed case reporting, HMIS data can become a valuable tool for evaluating malaria program scale-up. Using this approach, this article provides further evidence that increased ITN coverage is associated with decreased malaria morbidity and use of health services for malaria illness in Zambia.
Author: Bennett A, Eisele TP, Hamainza B, Ingwe MM, Kamuliwo M, Keating J, Miller JM, Moonga HB, Smith TA, Steketee R, Vounatsou P, Yukich J
Publication date: November 2014
Source: Population health metrics
There is limited knowledge on the malaria burden of school-aged children in Côte d’Ivoire. The aim of this study was to assess Plasmodium falciparum infection, malaria-related morbidity, use of preventive measures and treatment against malaria, and physical access to health structures among school-aged children across Côte d’Ivoire.
Author: Acka C, Assi SB, Fantodji A, Houngbedji C, Hürlimann E, Koudou B, N'Dri P, N'Goran E, Raso G, Silué KD, Soro G, Utzinger J, Vounatsou P, Yapi R
Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal