Expanding access to parasite-based malaria diagnosis through retail drug shops in Tanzania: evidence from a randomized trial and implications for treatment

Results from this study demonstrate that Tanzania’s national guidelines—which forbid malaria diagnosis through RDT or microscopy in the “private retail sector”—may be unnecessarily curbing testing and treatment rates, given the high proportion of patients seeking private sector care.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/expanding-access-to-parasite-based-malaria-diagnosis-through-retail-drug-shops-in-tanzania-evidence-from-a-randomized-trial-and-implications-for-treatment/

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 central role of national programme management for the achievement of malaria elimination: a cross case-study analysis of nine malaria programmes

Malaria eradication will require adaptive, well-managed malaria programmes that are able to tailor implementation of evidence-based strategies, founded upon strong sub-national surveillance and response, with adequate funding and human resources.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-central-role-of-national-programme-management-for-the-achievement-of-malaria-elimination-a-cross-case-study-analysis-of-nine-malaria-programmes/

Malaria and large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: future impacts in a changing climate

In the absence of changes in other factors that affect transmission, the impact of dams on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa will be significantly exacerbated by climate change and increases in population. Areas without malaria transmission at present may be worst affected, transitioning to regions of unstable transmission. Modifying conventional water management frameworks to improve malaria control, holds the potential to mitigate some of this increase and should be more actively implemented.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-and-large-dams-in-sub-saharan-africa-future-impacts-in-a-changing-climate/

Development of a pharmacovigilance safety monitoring tool for the rollout of single low-dose primaquine and artemether-lumefantrine to treat Plasmodium falciparum infections in Swaziland: a pilot study

Improved pharmacovigilance to monitor and promote the safety of the WHO recommendation is needed. The successful application of the Primaquine Roll Out Monitoring Pharmacovigilance Tool (PROMPT) demonstrates its potential as an important tool to rapidly generate locally acquired safety data and support pharmacovigilance in resource-limited settings.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/development-of-a-pharmacovigilance-safety-monitoring-tool-for-the-rollout-of-single-low-dose-primaquine-and-artemether-lumefantrine-to-treat-plasmodium-falciparum-infections-in-swaziland-a-pilot-stud/

Cost-effectiveness of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in upper west region of Ghana

The financial cost per the SMC intervention delivered to a child under-five was US$9.66. The SMC intervention is economically beneficial in reducing morbidity in children under-5 years and presents a viable approach to improving under-five health in Ghana.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/cost-effectiveness-of-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-in-upper-west-region-of-ghana/

Feasibility and Effectiveness of mHealth for Mobilizing Households for Indoor Residual Spraying to Prevent Malaria: A Case Study in Mali

The mobile-messaging approach, at US$8.62 per structure prepared, was both more costly and less effective than the door-to-door approach at US$1.08 per structure prepared. While literacy and familiarity with technology were major obstacles, it also became clear that by removing the face-to-face interactions between mobilizers and household residents, individuals were not as trusting or understanding of the mobilization messages.

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Publication date: June 2016
Source: Global Health: Science and Practice
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-mhealth-for-mobilizing-households-for-indoor-residual-spraying-to-prevent-malaria-a-case-study-in-mali/

Challenges for malaria elimination in Brazil

This paper reviews major lessons learned from past and current malaria control policies in Brazil. Challenges for malaria elimination addressed include the high prevalence of asymptomatic infections, emerging drug resistance, the lack of safe anti-relapse drugs, the largely neglected burden of malaria in pregnancy, the need for better vector control strategies where Anopheles mosquitoes present a highly variable biting behaviour, human movement, the need for effective surveillance and tools to identify foci of infection in areas with low transmission, and the effects of environmental changes and climatic variability on transmission.

Author: ,
Publication date: May 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/challenges-for-malaria-elimination-in-brazil/

Assessing the availability of LLINs for continuous distribution through routine antenatal care and the Expanded Programme on Immunizations in sub-Saharan Africa

This study assess policy and practice in implementing recommendations regarding continuous distribution of LLINs and to compare the numbers of LLINs available through ANC and EPI services with the numbers of women and children attending these services.

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Publication date: May 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/assessing-the-availability-of-llins-for-continuous-distribution-through-routine-antenatal-care-and-the-expanded-programme-on-immunizations-in-sub-saharan-africa/

Assessing the availability of LLINs for continuous distribution through routine antenatal care and the Expanded Programme on Immunizations in sub-Saharan Africa

Continuous LLIN distribution to women attending antenatal care (ANC) and all infants attending the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) services appear to be under-utilized, especially EPI-based distribution. However, quality data from more countries are needed for consistent and reliable programme performance monitoring. A greater focus on routine data collection, monitoring and reporting on LLINs distributed through both ANC and EPI can provide insight into both strengths and weaknesses of continuous distribution, and improve the effectiveness of these delivery channels.

Author: , ,
Publication date: May 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/assessing-the-availability-of-llins-for-continuous-distribution-through-routine-antenatal-care-and-the-expanded-programme-on-immunizations-in-sub-saharan-africa-2/