An assessment of the supply, programmatic use, and regulatory issues of single low-dose primaquine as a Plasmodium falciparum gametocytocide for sub-Saharan Africa.

This article outlines some of the barriers to single low-dose (SLD) primaquine use to stop P. falciparum transmission. In-country key informants revealed that the WHO weight-based recommendation to use SLD primaquine is challenging to implement in actual field settings, due in part to safety concerns involving G6PD deficiency and drug-drug interactions, among other factors.

Author: , , , , , , , ,
Publication date: May 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/an-assessment-of-the-supply-programmatic-use-and-regulatory-issues-of-single-low-dose-primaquine-as-a-plasmodium-falciparum-gametocytocide-for-sub-saharan-africa/

Foreign NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts: Foreign NGOs Receiving USG Support Through USAID

Little information has been available about the extent of foreign NGOs’ role in carrying out U.S. global health programs. To help fill this gap, this report provides an analysis of foreign (non-U.S.-based) NGOs that received global health funding from the USG during FY 2013.

Author: ,
Publication date: May 2015
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/foreign-ngo-engagement-in-u-s-global-health-efforts-foreign-ngos-receiving-usg-support-through-usaid/

Estimated Under-Five Deaths Associated with Poor-Quality Antimalarials in Sub-Saharan Africa

This article, estimates the number of under-five deaths caused by ineffective treatment of malaria associated with consumption of poor-quality anti-malarials in 39 sub-Saharan countries.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: April 2015
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/estimated-under-five-deaths-associated-with-poor-quality-antimalarials-in-sub-saharan-africa/

Substandard Antimalarials Available in Afghanistan: A Case for Assessing the Quality of Drugs in Resource Poor Settings

“In many low-income countries, capacity to determine and monitor drug quality using methods such as dissolution testing needs to be established to empower national authorities to take appropriate action in setting up legislation and regulation.”

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Publication date: April 2015
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/substandard-antimalarials-available-in-afghanistan-a-case-for-assessing-the-quality-of-drugs-in-resource-poor-settings/

Malaria Risk Factors in Dielmo, A Senegalese Malaria-Endemic Village, Between October and November of 2013: A Case-Control Study

This study investigated a spike in malaria case incidence in a Senegalese village caused in part by residents watching television outside at night, concluding that the use of LLINs should be reinforced by the use of individual protection measures to avoid malaria transmission outside of the home.

Author: , , , , ,
Publication date: January 2015
Source: AJTMH
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-risk-factors-in-dielmo-a-senegalese-malaria-endemic-village-between-october-and-november-of-2013-a-case-control-study/

Assessing the social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda

The risk of getting malaria infection is partially explained by social conditions of vulnerable populations. The aim of this paper is to apply a composite indicator approach for assessing social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda. This assessment informs the decision-makers in targeting malaria interventions and allocating limited resources to reduce malaria burden in Rwanda.

Author: , ,
Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/assessing-the-social-vulnerability-to-malaria-in-rwanda/

Comparison of Routine Health Management Information System Versus Enhanced Inpatient Malaria Surveillance for Estimating the Burden of Malaria Among Children Admitted to Four Hospitals in Uganda

The primary source of malaria surveillance data in Uganda is the Health Management Information System (HMIS), which does not require laboratory confirmation of reported malaria cases. To improve the quality of the HMIS data for malaria surveillance, the National Malaria Control Program should, in addition to increasing malaria testing rates, focus on linking laboratory test results to reported malaria cases.

Author: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Publication date: January 2015
Source: AJTMH
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/comparison-of-routine-health-management-information-system-versus-enhanced-inpatient-malaria-surveillance-for-estimating-the-burden-of-malaria-among-children-admitted-to-four-hospitals-in-uganda/

Factors affecting delay in seeking treatment among malaria patients along Thailand-Myanmar border in Tak Province, Thailand

Delay in seeking treatment is an important factor in the development of severe complications, deaths and the transmission of the disease. This study aimed to investigate factors affecting delay in seeking treatment of malaria patients.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/factors-affecting-delay-in-seeking-treatment-among-malaria-patients-along-thailand-myanmar-border-in-tak-province-thailand/

Caregivers’ treatment-seeking behaviour for children under age five in malaria-endemic areas of rural Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

A community-based malaria intervention was introduced through fixed and mobile clinics in rural Myanmar. This study attempted to identify treatment-seeking behaviour of caregivers for children under five and the determinants of appropriate treatment-seeking behaviour in mobile clinic villages (MV) and non-mobile clinic villages (NMV) in malaria-endemic rural areas in Myanmar.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/caregivers-treatment-seeking-behaviour-for-children-under-age-five-in-malaria-endemic-areas-of-rural-myanmar-a-cross-sectional-study/

Idea to Impact: A guide to introduction and scale

The challenges of developing, introducing and scaling global health solutions – whether they are medical devices, drugs, diagnostics, vaccines or consumer products – are innumerable. As a result, it often takes years, sometimes decades, for these products to reach most of their intended users. By describing priority activities and their importance, supplemented with inspirational case studies and practical tools, IDEA to IMPACT is intended to help global health practitioners accelerate impact through better coordination and earlier planning.

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Publication date: 2015

Source: USAID
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/idea-to-impact-a-guide-to-introduction-and-scale/