Cost-effectiveness of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine compared with artemether-lumefantrine for treating uncomplicated malaria in children at a district hospital in Tanzania

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DhP) is highly recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria. This study aims to compare the costs, health benefits and cost-effectiveness of DhP and artemether-lumefantrine (AL) alongside “do-nothing” as a baseline comparator in order to consider the appropriateness of DhP as a first-line anti-malarial drug for children in Tanzania.

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Publication date: September 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/cost-effectiveness-of-dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-compared-with-artemether-lumefantrine-for-treating-uncomplicated-malaria-in-children-at-a-district-hospital-in-tanzania/

Comparing two approaches for estimating the causal effect of behaviour-change communication messages promoting insecticide-treated bed nets: an analysis of the 2010 Zambia malaria indicator survey

This journal article illustrates that behavior change communication (BCC) programmes can contribute to national programmes seeking to increase the use of ITNs inside the home. They also offer a viable approach for evaluating the effectiveness of other BCC programmes promoting behaviour that will reduce malaria transmission or mitigate the consequences of infection

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Publication date: August 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/comparing-two-approaches-for-estimating-the-causal-effect-of-behaviour-change-communication-messages-promoting-insecticide-treated-bed-nets-an-analysis-of-the-2010-zambia-malaria-indicator-survey/

Advocating for malaria elimination – learning from the successes of other infectious disease elimination programmes

A review of infectious disease elimination programmes to identify successful elements of advocacy for disease elimination was undertaken which could be used by malaria elimination programmes.

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Publication date: June 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/advocating-for-malaria-elimination-learning-from-the-successes-of-other-infectious-disease-elimination-programmes/

Spatiotemporal clusters of malaria cases at village level, northwest Ethiopia

A study identifying spatial clusters of malaria cases occurring at high elevation villages in Ethiopia, finding that malaria interventions in high altitude villages should address factors associated with malaria clustering.

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Publication date: June 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/spatiotemporal-clusters-of-malaria-cases-at-village-level-northwest-ethiopia/

Assessment of the prophylactic activity and pharmacokinetic profile of oral tafenoquine compared to primaquine for inhibition of liver stage malaria infections

A study on the efficacy of tafenoquine compared to primaquine on treating malaria infections when given orally to mice.

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Publication date: April 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/assessment-of-the-prophylactic-activity-and-pharmacokinetic-profile-of-oral-tafenoquine-compared-to-primaquine-for-inhibition-of-liver-stage-malaria-infections/

Early malaria resurgence in pre-elimination areas in Kokap Subdistrict, Kulon Progo, Indonesia

A study presenting a case of malaria resurgence in Indonesia after five years of low endemicity, aiming to describe the community perceptions and health services delivery situation that contributed to this case.

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Publication date: March 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/early-malaria-resurgence-in-pre-elimination-areas-in-kokap-subdistrict-kulon-progo-indonesia/

Strategic roles for behaviour change communication in a changing malaria landscape

A commentary highlighting the benefits and value for money that behaviour change communication brings to all aspects of malaria control, and discussing areas of operations research needed as transmission dynamics change.

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Publication date: January 2014
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/strategic-roles-for-behaviour-change-communication-in-a-changing-malaria-landscape/

Malaria control in Botswana, 2008-2012: the path towards elimination

A report assessing interventions and epidemiological characteristics of malaria in Botswana, and offering recommendations in order to accurately monitor progress towards the goal of malaria elimination.

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Publication date: December 2013
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-control-in-botswana-2008-2012-the-path-towards-elimination/

Regional and temporal trends in malaria commodity costs: an analysis of Global Fund data for 79 countries

An analysis of malaria-related commodity procurement data from 79 countries, as reported through the Global Fund’s price and quality reporting system for the 2005–2012 period.

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Publication date: December 2013
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/regional-and-temporal-trends-in-malaria-commodity-costs-an-analysis-of-global-fund-data-for-79-countries/

Documenting malaria case management coverage in Zambia: a systems effectiveness approach

A report examining the use of a a systems effectiveness approach in malaria case management in Zambia, using data from nationally representative surveys, in order to guide improved future tracking methods.

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Publication date: October 2013
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/documenting-malaria-case-management-coverage-in-zambia-a-systems-effectiveness-approach/