The effectiveness of a nationwide universal coverage campaign of insecticide-treated bed nets on childhood malaria in Malawi

The universal coverage campaign of ITNs was not associated with a reduced burden of malaria among children in Malawi. This was likely due to increased insecticide resistance, inconsistent use of bed nets and under-utilization of other methods of malaria control.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-effectiveness-of-a-nationwide-universal-coverage-campaign-of-insecticide-treated-bed-nets-on-childhood-malaria-in-malawi/

PMI: A decade of progress

This report focuses on PMI’s history and the impact tied to its investments in malaria control programs. Importantly, it outlines PMI’s strategy for 2020, centered around further reducing malaria burden in PMI countries and having at least 5 countries reach the threshold for national or subnational pre-elimination.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: President's Malaria Initiative
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/pmi-a-decade-of-progress/

The path to eradication: a progress report on the malaria-eliminating countries

Describes progress over the last 15 years and anticipated challenges. Importantly, the article emphasizes the importance of intra-regional collaboration, mentioning the Global Fund EMMIE program in Central America and the E8 initiative in southern Africa, among others.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: The Lancet
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Malaria elimination in Botswana, 2012–2014: achievements and challenges

Botswana’s experience shows some of the practical challenges of elimination efforts. Among them are the substantial movements of human infections within and among countries, and the persistence of asymptomatic reservoir infections.

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Publication date: February 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-elimination-in-botswana-2012-2014-achievements-and-challenges/

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.

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

Achieving the Malaria MDG Target: Reversing the Incidence of Malaria 2000-2015

In this joint publication, UNICEF and the World Health Organization report that between 2000 and 2015, malaria mortality rates among children under age 5 fell by 65 per cent, saving an estimated 5.9 million lives. The report highlights the remarkable global and regional progress made against malaria, and the main challenges that remain in controlling and eliminating this disease, which still poses a threat to about 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population.

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Publication date: 2015

Source: WHO; UNICEF
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/achieving-the-malaria-mdg-target-reversing-the-incidence-of-malaria-2000-2015/

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

This article, published in Nature found that Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence in endemic Africa halved and the incidence of clinical disease fell by 40% between 2000 and 2015. Interventions have averted an estimated 663 (542–753 credible interval) million clinical cases since 2000. Insecticide-treated nets, the most widespread intervention, were by far the largest contributor (68% of cases averted).

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: Nature
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Malaria and the Millennium Development Goals

There are daunting challenges ahead for those working to achieve malaria eradication, not least of which is the poor quality of the data on which the work is based. In the absence of an affordable and fully effective vaccine, international funding for malaria control needs to be escalated still further.

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Publication date: August 2014
Source: Archive of Disease in Childhood
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/malaria-and-the-millennium-development-goals/