Incidence and admission rates for severe malaria and their impact on mortality in Africa

This study analyzed the correlation between in-patient care and malaria mortality. Results found that the severity of in-patient cases varied markedly by country, and may suggest strategies to improve efficacy of in-patient care for malaria.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/incidence-and-admission-rates-for-severe-malaria-and-their-impact-on-mortality-in-africa/

Lessons on malaria control in the ethnic minority regions in Northern Myanmar along the China border, 2007–2014

In ethnic minority areas along the Myanmar-China border, residents have poor access to medical care for diagnosis and treatment, and there have been many malaria outbreaks in such areas. Since 2007, with the support of the Global Fund (GF), a malaria control project was introduced. The project demonstrated the following lessons: malaria control networks from the village to the regional level should be implemented; sustainable funds are required for project success; cross-border cooperation mechanisms between China and the special regions of Myanmar should be established.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/lessons-on-malaria-control-in-the-ethnic-minority-regions-in-northern-myanmar-along-the-china-border-2007-2014/

The association between household bed net ownership and all-cause child mortality in Madagascar

Mass bed net distributions contributed strongly to the overall decline in child mortality in Madagascar during the period 2008–2013. However, the decline was not solely attributable to increases in bed net coverage, and nets alone were not able to eliminate most of the child mortality hazard across the island.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-association-between-household-bed-net-ownership-and-all-cause-child-mortality-in-madagascar/

Malaria Elimination in El Salvador

Since the early 1980s, El Salvador has maintained a substantial decline in malaria incidence. The country is now in the malaria elimination phase, with fewer than 25 cases reported annually since 2011.  Analyses indicate that El Salvador’s sustained decline in malaria cases is correlated to interventions and strategies the National Malaria Program implemented earlier and more systematically than neighboring countries.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: PATH
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-elimination-in-el-salvador/

Reviewing South Africa’s malaria elimination strategy (2012–2018): progress, challenges and priorities

This review assesses the progress made in the 3 years since programme re-orientation while highlighting challenges and suggesting priorities for moving the malaria programme towards elimination.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/reviewing-south-africas-malaria-elimination-strategy-2012-2018-progress-challenges-and-priorities/

Towards malaria elimination in the MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland) region

MOSASWA, launched in 2015, seeks to renew regional efforts to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination goals already established in the region. National malaria programmes, together with developmental partners, academic institutions and the private sector seek to harmonize policy, strengthen capacity, share expertise, expand access to elimination interventions particularly amongst migrant and border population groups, mobilize resources and advocate for long-term funding to ultimately achieve and sustain malaria elimination in the MOSASWA region.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/towards-malaria-elimination-in-the-mosaswa-mozambique-south-africa-and-swaziland-region/

The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015

Although still below target levels, current malaria interventions have substantially reduced malaria disease incidence across the continent. Increasing access to these interventions, and maintaining their effectiveness in the face of insecticide and drug resistance, should form a cornerstone of post-2015 control strategies.

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: Nature
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-effect-of-malaria-control-on-plasmodium-falciparum-in-africa-between-2000-and-2015-2/

Malaria morbidity and mortality in Ebola-affected countries caused by decreased health-care capacity, and the potential effect of mitigation strategies: a modelling analysis

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa weakened health systems, threatening the gains in malaria control achieved over the past decade. This article quantified this additional indirect burden of Ebola.

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Publication date: July 2015
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-morbidity-and-mortality-in-ebola-affected-countries-caused-by-decreased-health-care-capacity-and-the-potential-effect-of-mitigation-strategies-a-modelling-analysis/

Benchmarking health system performance across districts in Zambia: a systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions from 1990 to 2010

Zambia has made marked progress in delivering maternal and child health interventions between 1990 and 2010; nevertheless, substantial variations across districts and interventions remained.

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Publication date: April 2015
Source: BMC Medicine
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/benchmarking-health-system-performance-across-districts-in-zambia-a-systematic-analysis-of-levels-and-trends-in-key-maternal-and-child-health-interventions-from-1990-to-2010/