Research

Pre-elimination of malaria on the island of Principe

Pei-Wen Lee et al | 20 Jan 2010 | Malaria Journal

Plasmodium falciparum is the major species responsible for malaria transmission on the island of Principe, in the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (STP). Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has been intensively deployed on the island, since 2003.

Possible Interruption of Malaria Transmission, Highland Kenya, 2007-2008

Chandy C. John et al | 08 Dec 2009 | Emerging Infectious Diseases

Highland areas where malaria transmission is unstable are targets for malaria elimination because transmission decreases to low levels during the dry season. In highland areas of Kipsamoite and Kapsisiywa, Kenya, annual household IRS with a synthetic pyrethroid was performed starting in 2005, and artemether/lumefantrine was implemented as first-line malaria treatment in October 2006.

Report of the Twelfth WHOPES Working Group Meeting

None | 15 Jun 2009 | World Health Organization

The twelfth meeting of the WHOPES Working Group, an advisory group to the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES), was convened at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8 to 11 December 2008.

Early results of integrated malaria control and implications for the management of fever in under-five children at a peripheral health facility: a case study of Chongwe rural health centre in Zambia

Pascalina Chanda et al | 17 Mar 2009 | Malaria Journal

Malaria related OPD visits have reduced at Chongwe rural health facility. The reduction in health facility malaria cases has led to an increase in diagnoses of respiratory infections. These findings have implications for the management of non-malaria fevers in children under the age of five years.

IMPACT's Impact

Roger Bate & Karen Porter | 29 Jan 2009 | American Enterprise Institute

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) in 2006 to combat the global problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, which kill untold thousands of people every year.

World Malaria Report 2008

None | 18 Sep 2008 | World Health Organization

Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease.

Integrated vector management: the Zambian experience

Emmanuel Chanda et al | 27 Aug 2008 | Malaria Journal

The Zambian Malaria Control Programme with the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners have developed the current National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP 2006-2011) which focuses on prevention based on the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) strategy. The introduction and implementation of an IVM strategy was planned in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) steps towards IVM implementation namely Introduction Phase, Consolidation Phase and Expansion Phase.

Malaria incidence in Limpopo Province, South Africa, 1998-2007

Annette AM Gerritsen, Philip Kruger, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff & Martin P Grobusch | 25 Aug 2008 | Malaria Journal

Malaria is endemic in the low-altitude areas of the northern and eastern parts of South Africa with seasonal transmission. The aim of this descriptive study is to give an overview of the malaria incidence and mortality in Limpopo Province for the seasons 1998-1999 to 2006-2007 and to detect trends over time and place.

International Funding for Malaria Control in Relation to Populations at Risk of Stable Plasmodium falciparum Transmission

Robert W. Snow, Carlos A. Guerra, Juliette J. Mutheu & Simon I. Hay | 22 Jul 2008 | PloS Medicine

The international financing of malaria control has increased significantly in the last ten years in parallel with calls to halve the malaria burden by the year 2015. The allocation of funds to countries should reflect the size of the populations at risk of infection, disease, and death. To examine this relationship, we compare an audit of international commitments with an objective assessment of national need: the population at risk of stable Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission in 2007.

A new global malaria eradication strategy

Richard Feachem & Oliver Sabot | 27 Mar 2008 | The Lancet

On Oct 17, 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates called for complete eradication to be adopted as the new goal for the age-old fight against malaria, with the Director General of WHO, Margaret Chan, promptly echoing their conviction. Although debate over the wisdom of this target will continue, growing impatience with the low ambitions of current efforts, fuelled by reductions in morbidity and mortality in some countries and progress in the development of new drugs and the first-ever vaccine, will lead many decision makers to adopt eradication of malaria as the primary aim for their organisations.