At this time, we should be talking about reducing malaria to an acceptable level (pre-elimination) before looking at elimination. We have not achieved pre-elimination yet even in the Americas where tremendous progress in reducing malaria has been achieved.
This book provides a comprehensive update on the recent developments of the epidemiology of malaria and of existing strategies and tools for malaria control and elimination in Africa, which is discussed in the context of the long global history of malaria control.
Awa-Marie Coll-Seck enjoys a hard-hitting history of malaria, but takes issue with its contention that current eradication strategies are repeating the errors of the past.
However well intentioned, Tren and Roberts (2010)—as with much of AFM’s output—do more to fuel those “interminable debates” than to meaningfully inform decisions that will save people’s lives.
In many countries in Africa, sustained control efforts which had reduced the number of infected people in a population to near zero, were suddenly overcome by explosive epidemics. This happened in Garki Nigeria in the 1970's, and again in central Sudan in the 1980's.
We determined spatial patterns in malaria transmission in a district in northeastern Tanzania, using malaria incidence data from a cohort study involving infants and household‐level mosquito sampling data.
A study has shown that more than half of the patients with fever visit CHWs and private health facility services .
The aims of this study were to determine the levels of DDT contamination, as a result of IRS, in representative homesteads, and to evaluate the possible routes of human exposure.
The first decade of the new millennium experienced intensified efforts to control malaria, notably in Africa. However, these intensified and concerted efforts will continue to bear fruit only if the current tools remain effective and new ones reach the end of the research and development pipeline quickly enough to replace those that have lost effectiveness.
An important finding and conclusion from this study is that although there have been massive gains in intervention coverage in Ethiopia, there is still some work required to make sure that the interventions are used.