Zambia National Malaria Indicator Survey 2015

This report presents the results of the Zambia National Malaria Indicator Survey 2015, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey designed to measure progress toward achieving the goals and targets set forth in the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2011–2016. 


Publication date: 2016

Source: Republic of Zambia Ministry of Health
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Potential public health impact of RTS,S malaria candidate vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa: a modelling study

Adding malaria vaccination to existing interventions could help to reduce the health burden due to malaria. This study modelled the potential public health impact of the RTS,S candidate malaria vaccine in 42 malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Publication date: December 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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Social inequalities in malaria knowledge, prevention and prevalence among children under 5 years old and women aged 15–49 in Madagascar

Malaria may be subject to socio-economic forces arising from a broad set of behavioural and geographic determinants, even after adjusting for geographic risk factors and seasonality. Nearly 21 % of the sample lacked primary schooling. To improve malaria reduction efforts, broad-based interventions may need to attack inequalities to ensure that knowledge, prevention and treatment are improved among those who are most vulnerable.

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Publication date: December 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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Feasibility of an innovative electronic mobile system to assist health workers to collect accurate, complete and timely data in a malaria control programme in a remote setting in Kenya

Quality, complete and timely data collection by health workers in a remote setting in Kenya is feasible. This paperless innovation brought unprecedented quality control and quality assurance in diagnosis, care and data capture, all in the hands of the health worker at point of care in an integrated way.

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Publication date: November 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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Using pay for performance incentives (P4P) to improve management of suspected malaria fevers in rural Kenya: a cluster randomized controlled trial

The authors tested a P4P strategy that emphasized parasitological diagnosis and appropriate treatment of suspected malaria, in particular reduction of unnecessary consumption of ACTs. Facility-based incentives coupled with training may be more effective than training alone and could complement other quality improvement approaches.

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Publication date: October 2015
Source: BMC Medicine
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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.

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: AJTMH
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Parasite clearance after malaria therapy: staying a step ahead of drug resistance

The Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network have analysed data from 29,493 patients from 84 clinical trials in order to define the nature and determinants of early parasite clearance following artemisinin-based treatment in African populations. In doing so, they lay the foundation for systems intended to enable the earliest possible detection of emerging artemisinin resistance in Africa.

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Publication date: September 2015
Source: BMC Medicine
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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.

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Publication date: August 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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The public health impact of malaria vaccine RTS,S in malaria endemic Africa: country-specific predictions using 18 month follow-up Phase III data and simulation models

Adding RTS,S to existing control programs, assuming continuation of current levels of malaria exposure and of health system performance, will potentially avert 100–580 malaria deaths and 45,000 to 80,000 clinical episodes per 100,000 fully vaccinated children over an initial 10-year phase.

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Publication date: July 2015
Source: Bio Med Central
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Measuring Patient Adherence to Malaria Treatment: A Comparison of Results from Self-Report and a Customised Electronic Monitoring Device

This study used a novel customised electronic monitoring device—termed smart blister packs—to examine the validity of self-reported adherence to artemether-lumefantrine (AL) in southern Tanzania. Smart blister packs resulted in lower estimates of timely completion of AL and may be less prone to recall and social desirability bias.

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Publication date: July 2015
Source: PLOS One
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