Towards eliminating malaria in high endemic countries: the roles of community health workers and related cadres and their challenges in integrated community case management for malaria: a systematic review

Despite the demonstrated impact of community health workers in managing malaria, health systems still present major challenges to the optimal use of these cadres.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: Malaria Journal
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Using an intervention mapping approach for planning, implementing and assessing a community-led project towards malaria elimination in the Eastern Province of Rwanda

Community-led and community-owned malaria control efforts in Rwanda are proving highly impactful, and this local involvement may be key in moving toward national elimination goals.

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Publication date: December 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
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Oral, ultra–long-lasting drug delivery: Application toward malaria elimination goals

There may be significant potential in a long-acting oral antimalarial. This drug could have consequences for mass drug administration strategies, as well as eventual malaria elimination targets.

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Publication date: November 2016
Source: Science Translational Medicine
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Optimal price subsidies for appropriate malaria testing and treatment behaviour

A combined subsidy on both RDT and ACT rather than a single subsidy is likely required to improve diagnosis-treatment behaviour among individuals seeking care for malaria in the private sector.

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Publication date: November 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
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Eliminate now: seven critical actions required to accelerate elimination of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Progress in Southeast Asia is threatened by the emergence of drug resistant parasites and hampered by systemic challenges. This commentary proposes seven concrete actions to address these issues and accelerate malaria elimination in the region.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
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The geography of imported malaria to non-endemic countries: a meta-analysis of nationally reported statistics

This paper focuses on quantifying the international movements of malaria to improve understanding of these phenomena and facilitate the design of mitigation strategies.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Malaria elimination in India and regional implications

The potential for India to affect elimination efforts in neighboring countries highlights the importance of international collaborations and coordinated responses. Furthermore, a cross-border malaria strategy with the neighboring countries is crucial to maintain and achieve the aims of malaria elimination in the region.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Challenges of implementing a large scale larviciding campaign against malaria in rural Burkina Faso – lessons learned and recommendations derived from the EMIRA project

This study highlights important components and strategies that should be taken into account when planning and running a similar larviciding program against malaria in a resource limited setting. A strong local partnership, meticulous planning with the possibility of ad-hoc adaption of project components and a reliable source of funding turned out to be crucial factors to successfully accomplish such a project.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: BMC Public Health
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The use of formative research to inform the design of a seasonal malaria chemoprevention intervention in northern Nigeria

The formative research findings were used to inform the overall distribution strategy, mechanisms for integration into the health system, capacity building and training approaches, supportive interventions to strengthen the health system, and the social mobilization strategy.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-use-of-formative-research-to-inform-the-design-of-a-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-intervention-in-northern-nigeria/

The increasing importance of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae in a malaria elimination setting: an observational study of imported cases in Jiangsu Province, China, 2011–2014

Following initiation of China’s National Malaria Elimination Action Plan in 2010, indigenous malaria infections in Jiangsu Province decreased significantly. Meanwhile imported Plasmodium infections have increased substantially, particularly Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae. Given the risk for malaria resurgence, there is an urgent need to understand the increase in imported P. ovale and P. malariae infections as China works to achieve national malaria elimination.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
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