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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/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/

Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: a modelling assessment of potential impact on transmission

Eave tubes are a novel mosquito control tool combining house screening and targeted use of insecticides to provide both physical protection and turn the house into a lethal mosquito killing device.This study indicates eave tubes have considerable potential to impact malaria transmission if deployed at scale and can be used effectively with existing tools, especially if they are combined strategically with, for example, IRS and eave tubes targeting different houses.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/eave-tubes-for-malaria-control-in-africa-a-modelling-assessment-of-potential-impact-on-transmission/

The impact of behaviour change communication on the use of insecticide treated nets: a secondary analysis of ten post-campaign surveys from Nigeria

Multichannel BCC campaigns as well as other media were effective in contributing to an increase in net culture, hanging and use, particularly by vulnerable groups.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-impact-of-behaviour-change-communication-on-the-use-of-insecticide-treated-nets-a-secondary-analysis-of-ten-post-campaign-surveys-from-nigeria/

Towards malaria elimination in the MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland) region

MOSASWA, launched in 2015, seeks to renew regional efforts to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination goals already established in the region. National malaria programmes, together with developmental partners, academic institutions and the private sector seek to harmonize policy, strengthen capacity, share expertise, expand access to elimination interventions particularly amongst migrant and border population groups, mobilize resources and advocate for long-term funding to ultimately achieve and sustain malaria elimination in the MOSASWA region.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/towards-malaria-elimination-in-the-mosaswa-mozambique-south-africa-and-swaziland-region/

Evaluation of the operational challenges in implementing reactive screen-and-treat and implications of reactive case detection strategies for malaria elimination in a region of low transmission in southern Zambia

Reactive case detection strategies, in which individuals with clinical malaria are followed up at their home and household residents and neighbours are screened and treated for malaria, are increasingly used as part of malaria elimination programmes. With limited resources, coverage and diagnostic tools, reactive screen-and-treat will likely not be sufficient to achieve malaria elimination in this setting. However, high coverage with reactive focal drug administration could be efficient at decreasing the reservoir of infection and should be considered as an alternative strategy.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/evaluation-of-the-operational-challenges-in-implementing-reactive-screen-and-treat-and-implications-of-reactive-case-detection-strategies-for-malaria-elimination-in-a-region-of-low-transmission-in-sou/

Feasibility and implementation of community-based malaria case management with integrated vector control in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Community case management of malaria was shown to be an effective and promising strategy for prompt and effective management of malaria. It was well accepted by the community and showed evidence of a reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/feasibility-and-implementation-of-community-based-malaria-case-management-with-integrated-vector-control-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo/

The effect of mass mosquito trapping on malaria transmission and disease burden (SolarMal): a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial

Odour baits can attract host-seeking Anopheles mosquitoes indoors and outdoors. This study assessed the effects of mass deployment of odour-baited traps on malaria transmission and disease burden.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: The Lancet
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-effect-of-mass-mosquito-trapping-on-malaria-transmission-and-disease-burden-solarmal-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial/

A qualitative review of implementer perceptions of the national community-level malaria surveillance system in Southern Province, Zambia

This review highlights the importance of a community surveillance system like RCD in shaping Zambia’s malaria elimination campaign by identifying community-based infections that might otherwise remain undetected. Results from this review will be used to plan programme scale-up into other parts of Zambia.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/a-qualitative-review-of-implementer-perceptions-of-the-national-community-level-malaria-surveillance-system-in-southern-province-zambia/

Mapping intra-urban malaria risk using high resolution satellite imagery: a case study of Dar es Salaam

This study used remotely sensed variables and other environmental covariates to examine the predictability of intra-urban variations of malaria infection risk across the rapidly growing city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 2006 and 2014. The predictive maps produced can serve as valuable resources for municipal councils aiming to shrink the extents of malaria across cities, target resources for vector control or intensify mosquito and disease surveillance.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/mapping-intra-urban-malaria-risk-using-high-resolution-satellite-imagery-a-case-study-of-dar-es-salaam/