Men Traveling Away from Home Are More Likely to Bring Malaria into High Altitude Villages, Northwest Ethiopia

This study shows that travel outside of home was an important risk of malaria infections acquisition in northwest Ethiopia. Targeting males who frequently travel to malarious areas can reduce malaria transmission risks in high altitude areas.

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Publication date: April 2015
Source: PLOS ONE

Challenges in universal coverage and utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets in migrant plantation workers in Myanmar

Although the migrant workers are at high risk of malaria, there are many hidden challenges in universal coverage and utilization of the insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in this populations, which this study seeks to document.

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Publication date: June 2014
Source: Malaria Journal

Quantifying cross-border movements and migrations for guiding the strategic planning of malaria control and elimination

National census data for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were analysed to highlight patterns in cross-border migration by mapping significant origin-specific immigrant ‘hotspots’ and sub-national areas that should consider collaborating on control and elimination strategies with neighbouring countries. The outcomes of this study will feed into wider efforts to quantify and model human and malaria movements in endemic regions to facilitate improved intervention planning, resource allocation and collaborative policy decisions.

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Publication date: May 2014
Source: Malaria Journal