Model villages: a platform for community-based primary health care

The main priority of the model kebele concept is to ensure that responsive services to local needs are fully available to every individual and family in the village. The global aspirations of universal health coverage will be realised in Ethiopia through community engagement and ownership, which in turn depends on the number and quality of model households and kebeles. This will bridge the gap in health outcomes within and between communities and bring quality health services without catastrophic cost to every citizen.

Author: , ,
Publication date: December 2015
Source: The Lancet
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/model-villages-a-platform-for-community-based-primary-health-care/

Determinants of Bed Net Use in Southeast Nigeria following Mass Distribution of LLINs: Implications for Social Behavior Change Interventions

LLIN ownership does not necessarily guarantee use. This study investigated the factors associated with net use, independent of net ownership. The findings suggest that LLIN use is significantly influenced by social support and exposure to a malaria-related SBC home visit. The malaria community should thus further consider the importance of community outreach, interpersonal communication and social support on adoption of net use behaviors when designing future research and interventions.

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Publication date: October 2015
Source: PLOS One
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/determinants-of-bed-net-use-in-southeast-nigeria-following-mass-distribution-of-llins-implications-for-social-behavior-change-interventions/

Zambia: Accelerating Toward Malaria Elimination—Stakeholder Perspectives

A stakeholder analysis to assess the perceptions and prioritization of key stakeholders in
malaria policy and implementation decision-making around readiness to introduce and scale new tools and approaches to accelerate efforts toward elimination.

Author: PATH Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa , Republic of Zambia Ministry of Health
Publication date: October 2015
Source: PATH, Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa, Republic of Zambia Ministry of Health
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/zambia-accelerating-toward-malaria-elimination-stakeholder-perspectives/

Predictive Malaria Risk and Uncertainty Mapping in Nchelenge District, Zambia: Evidence of Widespread, Persistent Risk and Implications for Targeted Interventions

Malaria risk maps may be used to guide policy decisions on whether vector control interventions should be targeted and, if so, where. Active surveillance for malaria was conducted through household surveys in Nchelenge District, Zambia from April 2012 through December 2014. The final, validated model was used to predict and map malaria risk including a measure of risk uncertainty. Malaria risk in a high, perennial transmission setting is widespread but heterogeneous at a local scale, with seasonal variation. Targeting malaria control interventions may not be appropriate in this epidemiological setting.

Author: , , , , , , ,
Publication date: September 2015
Source: AJTMH
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/predictive-malaria-risk-and-uncertainty-mapping-in-nchelenge-district-zambia-evidence-of-widespread-persistent-risk-and-implications-for-targeted-interventions/

Lessons Learned from Fifteen Years of Responding to Malaria Globally: A Prototype for Sustainable Development

This briefing paper, compiled by Roll Back Malaria’s Messaging Workstream, outlines malaria’s potential contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrating the links between malaria investment and progress in other development areas.

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: Roll Back Malaria
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/lessons-learned-from-fifteen-years-of-responding-to-malaria-globally-a-prototype-for-sustainable-development/

Open-source satellite enumeration to map households: planning and targeting indoor residual spraying for malaria

Defining the number and location of sprayable structures (houses) is foundational to plan and monitor indoor residual spray (IRS) implementation, a primary intervention used to control the transmission of malaria. Only by mapping the location and type of all sprayable structures can IRS operations be planned, estimates of spray coverage determined, and targeted delivery of IRS to specific locations be achieved. Previously, field-based enumeration has been used to guide IRS campaigns, however, this approach is costly, time-consuming and difficult to scale. As a result, field-based enumeration typically fails to map all structures in a given area, making estimations less reliable and reducing the enumerated coverage.

Author: , , , , , , ,
Publication date: September 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/open-source-satellite-enumeration-to-map-households-planning-and-targeting-indoor-residual-spraying-for-malaria/

Identifying barriers in the malaria control policymaking process in East Africa: insights from stakeholders and a structured literature review

The authors conducted a literature review and stakeholder workshops in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda to characterize malaria policy barriers.

Author: , , , , ,
Publication date: September 2015
Source: BMC Public Health
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/identifying-barriers-in-the-malaria-control-policymaking-process-in-east-africa-insights-from-stakeholders-and-a-structured-literature-review/

Costs and cost-effectiveness of community health workers: evidence from a literature review

This study sought to synthesize and critically review evidence on costs and cost-effectiveness of community health worker (CHW) programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to inform policy dialogue around their role in health systems. Existing evidence suggests that, compared with standard care, using CHWs in health programmes can be a cost-effective intervention in LMICs, particularly for tuberculosis, but also – although evidence is weaker – in other areas such as reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: September 2015
Source: Human Resources for Health
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/costs-and-cost-effectiveness-of-community-health-workers-evidence-from-a-literature-review/

A systematic review of the efficacy of a single dose artemisinin–naphthoquine in treating uncomplicated malaria

This study aimed to synthesize the existing evidence on the efficacy and safety of a single dose artemisinin–naphthoquine (ASNQ) for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in endemic countries.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: August 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/a-systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-a-single-dose-artemisinin-naphthoquine-in-treating-uncomplicated-malaria/

Patterns and predictive factors of long-lasting insecticidal net usage in a previously high malaria endemic area in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional survey

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) have been widely distributed in Sri Lanka for malaria control. Their effectiveness depends on proper utilisation and maintenance at the household level. Results suggest LLIN practices could improve in settings of low malaria transmission if distribution programmes took into account recipient preferences, promoted LLIN use over plain nets, and emphasised the techniques and significance of proper net maintenance.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: June 2015
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/patterns-and-predictive-factors-of-long-lasting-insecticidal-net-usage-in-a-previously-high-malaria-endemic-area-in-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-survey/