Modeling malaria control intervention effect in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa using intervention time series analysis

The change of the malaria control intervention policy in South Africa (SA), re-introduction of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), may be responsible for the low and sustained malaria transmission in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). This study evaluated the effect of the re-introduction of DDT on malaria in KZN and suggested practical ways the province can strengthen its already existing malaria control and elimination efforts to achieve zero malaria transmission.

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Publication date: May 2017
Source: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan 2017–2021: Moving from accelerated burden reduction to malaria elimination in Zambia

The strategic plan developed by Zambia’s Ministry of Health and its partners that serves as a framework for a coordinated and collaborative approach to malaria elimination in Zambia. 


Publication date: April 2017
Source: Republic of Zambia Ministry of Health
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The malaria testing and treatment landscape in mainland Tanzania, 2016

A mainland Tanzania ACTwatch outlet survey found encouraging signs for public sector preparedness for appropriate malaria testing and case management but sub-optimal QA ACT availability and market share in the private sector for most outlet types.

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Publication date: April 2017
Source: Malaria Journal
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Geostatistical modelling of malaria indicator survey data to assess the effects of interventions on the geographical distribution of malaria prevalence in children less than 5 years in Uganda

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.

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Publication date: April 2017
Source: PLOS One
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Limitations of Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Patients with Suspected Malaria: A Diagnostic Accuracy Evaluation from Swaziland, a Low-Endemicity Country Aiming for Malaria Elimination

An investigation into the diagnostic accuracy of histidine-rich protein 2–based RDTs using qualitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (nested PCR targeting the cytochrome b gene) and quantitative PCR as reference standards.

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Publication date: March 2017
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
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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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/oral-ultra-long-lasting-drug-delivery-application-toward-malaria-elimination-goals/

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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