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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/eliminate-now-seven-critical-actions-required-to-accelerate-elimination-of-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-the-greater-mekong-subregion/

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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-geography-of-imported-malaria-to-non-endemic-countries-a-meta-analysis-of-nationally-reported-statistics/

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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-elimination-in-india-and-regional-implications/

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
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/challenges-of-implementing-a-large-scale-larviciding-campaign-against-malaria-in-rural-burkina-faso-lessons-learned-and-recommendations-derived-from-the-emira-project/

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.

Author: , , , , , ,
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/