Accelerating US Progress in Combating Malaria Worldwide: Recommendations for Maximizing Investments Toward a World Free From Malaria

PATH lays out recommendations for the US Administration and Congress to accelerate progress toward a malaria-free world. By fully funding malaria programs, intensifying support for research and development, and leveraging US influence globally, the United States can take a decisive step toward eradicating malaria and a healthier future for all.

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Publication date: June 2017
Source: PATH
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/accelerating-us-progress-in-combating-malaria-worldwide-recommendations-for-maximizing-investments-toward-a-world-free-from-malaria/

Engaging the private sector in malaria surveillance: a review of strategies and recommendations for elimination settings

To learn more about the role and performance of the private sector in malaria diagnosis, case management, and reporting in malaria elimination settings, 25 experts in malaria elimination, disease surveillance, and private sector engagement were purposively sampled and interviewed. An extensive review of grey and peer-reviewed literature on private sector testing, treatment, and reporting for malaria was performed. Additional in-depth literature review was conducted for six case studies on eliminating and neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa.

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Publication date: June 2017
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/engaging-the-private-sector-in-malaria-surveillance-a-review-of-strategies-and-recommendations-for-elimination-settings/

Country specific predictions of the cost-effectiveness of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 in endemic Africa

This article discusses the high potential of the RTS,S vaccine for malaria in children. Additionally, results show that not only will the vaccine likely lead to positive health outcomes, but it is expected to do so in a cost-effective manner.

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Publication date: January 2017
Source: Vaccine
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/country-specific-predictions-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-malaria-vaccine-rtssas01-in-endemic-africa/

The economics of malaria control and elimination: a systematic review

The continued progress in malaria control may tempt countries to stagnate their financial commitment to control and elimination efforts. However, this article outlines the benefits—both for health and wealth—of continued support for malaria interventions.

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Publication date: December 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-economics-of-malaria-control-and-elimination-a-systematic-review/

Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Plasmodium vivax Control

A review of the existing published evidence on the costs and cost-effectiveness of interventions for controlling , identifying nine studies focused on diagnosis and treatment and seven studies focused on vector control.

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Publication date: December 2016
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/costs-and-cost-effectiveness-of-plasmodium-vivax-control/

Optimal price subsidies for appropriate malaria testing and treatment behaviour

A combined subsidy on both RDT and ACT rather than a single subsidy is likely required to improve diagnosis-treatment behaviour among individuals seeking care for malaria in the private sector.

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Publication date: November 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/optimal-price-subsidies-for-appropriate-malaria-testing-and-treatment-behaviour/

Economic burden of malaria on businesses in Ghana: a case for private sector investment in malaria control

The objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden on malaria on businesses in Ghana, so as to stimulate the sector’s investment in malaria control. The results show that businesses in Ghana lost about US$6.58 million to malaria in 2014, 90 % of which were direct costs.

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Publication date: September 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/economic-burden-of-malaria-on-businesses-in-ghana-a-case-for-private-sector-investment-in-malaria-control/

A framework for evaluating the costs of malaria elimination interventions: an application to reactive case detection in Southern Province of Zambia, 2014

This paper summarizes a framework for evaluating the costs of malaria elimination interventions and applies this approach to one key component of the elimination strategy—reactive case detection (RCD)—implemented through 173 health facilities across 10 districts in Southern Province of Zambia during 2014.

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Publication date: August 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/a-framework-for-evaluating-the-costs-of-malaria-elimination-interventions-an-application-to-reactive-case-detection-in-southern-province-of-zambia-2014/

Equity in long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in a rural South Central Ethiopia

The aim of this study was to evaluate the socioeconomic related dimension of inequalities in malaria prevention interventions. LLIN coverage was low overall, with rich households more likely to own nets. IRS coverage appeared more equitable.

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Publication date: July 2016
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/equity-in-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-and-indoor-residual-spraying-for-malaria-prevention-in-a-rural-south-central-ethiopia/

Preventive malaria treatment for contacts of patients with Ebola virus disease in the context of the west Africa 2014–15 Ebola virus disease response: an economic analysis

This study aimed to assess the economic feasibility of administering preventive malaria treatment to all contacts of patients with Ebola virus disease, to prevent the onset of febrile malaria and subsequent admission to Ebola treatment units. Administration of ACTs was cost saving for contacts of all ages.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/preventive-malaria-treatment-for-contacts-of-patients-with-ebola-virus-disease-in-the-context-of-the-west-africa-2014-15-ebola-virus-disease-response-an-economic-analysis/