Synergistic and antagonistic interactions between bednets and vaccines in the control of malaria

Conventional wisdom assumes that integrating different malaria intervention approaches will always act synergistically for malaria control. The complex and transient nature of malaria immunity significantly underlies this optimistic assumption.This study uses a fully parameterized mathematical model to investigate the interaction of treated bednets with vaccination in the population dynamics of malaria.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Evaluating the impact of transmission blocking vaccines in the field, ASTMH 2014

A talk from the symposium ‘Accelerating the Development of Transmission Blocking Vaccines for Malaria Elimination’ at ASTMH 2014 in New Orleans.

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Publication date: November 2014
Source: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, MESA

Factors Likely to Affect Community Acceptance of a Malaria Vaccine in Two Districts of Ghana: A Qualitative Study

As part of the effort to inform local and national decision-making in preparation for possible malaria vaccine introduction, this qualitative study explored community-level factors that could affect vaccine acceptance in Ghana and provides recommendations for a health communications strategy.

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Publication date: October 2014
Source: PLOS One

Efficacy and Safety of the RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine during 18 Months after Vaccination: A Phase 3 Randomized, Controlled Trial in Children and Young Infants at 11 African Sites

This journal article reports the safety and vaccine efficacy (VE) of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine during 18 mo following vaccination at 11 African sites with varying malaria transmission

Publication date: July 2014
Source: PLOS Medicine