A sticky situation: the unexpected stability of malaria elimination

A paper analyzing the feasibility of sustaining malaria elimination once achieved, based on the tendency for malaria elimination to reinforce its own stability through a combination of post-elimination improvements in case detection and treatment, changing travel patterns and potentially economic development.

Author: , ,
Publication date: August 2013
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/a-sticky-situation-the-unexpected-stability-of-malaria-elimination/

The World Health Report 2013: Research for Universal Health Coverage [PDF]

A report on the global state of universal health coverage, aiming to reduce child mortality by stimulating the right kind of research around universal health coverage, and opening the eyes of policy-makers to the power of research and evidence as a decision-making tool.

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Publication date: August 2013
Source: World Health Organization
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-world-health-report-2013-research-for-universal-health-coverage-pdf/

Economic considerations for the eradication endgame

A paper evaluating the risks and rewards of disease eradication relative to the alternative of ‘optimal control’, and discussing the incentives for achieving and capitalizing on eradication.

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Publication date: June 2013
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/economic-considerations-for-the-eradication-endgame/

Progress & Impact Series: Focus on Madagascar

A report on the progress and impact of malaria control in Madagascar, highlighting the prevention and case-management interventions that have resulted in improved malaria and health indicators.

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Publication date: June 2013
Source: Roll Back Malaria Partnership
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/progress-impact-series-focus-on-madagascar/

Severe malaria is associated with parasite binding to endothelial protein C receptor

A study discovering that the malaria parasite binds a protein in blood vessel walls called endothelial protein C (EPCR). These findings may advance vaccine and drug interventions to treat severe malaria.

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Publication date: June 2013
Source: Nature
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/severe-malaria-is-associated-with-parasite-binding-to-endothelial-protein-c-receptor/

Socioeconomic development as an intervention against malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A study assessing the impact of socioeconomic development in malaria control.

Author: , ,
Publication date: June 2013
Source: The Lancet
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/socioeconomic-development-as-an-intervention-against-malaria-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis/

Towards the endgame and beyond: complexities and challenges for the elimination of infectious diseases

An article covering recurring challenges that emerge as countries move towards elimination of infectious disease, highlighting the unanticipated consequences of particular ecologies and pathologies of infection, and approaches to their management.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: June 2013
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/towards-the-endgame-and-beyond-complexities-and-challenges-for-the-elimination-of-infectious-diseases/

U.S. Global Health Assistance: Background and Issues for the 113th Congress

An overview of U.S. global health programs, including appropriations, implementing agencies, and initiatives, and highlights specific issues for Congress, including funding levels, U.S. leadership of global health programs, and multilateral vs. bilateral funding.

Author: ,
Publication date: June 2013
Source: Congressional Research Service
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/u-s-global-health-assistance-background-and-issues-for-the-113th-congress/

Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission: a research agenda for a promising new tool for elimination

A study of the use of ivermectin as a vector control strategy, proposing it may be an effective and complementary strategy in malaria elimination and eradication efforts.

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Publication date: May 2013
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/ivermectin-to-reduce-malaria-transmission-a-research-agenda-for-a-promising-new-tool-for-elimination/