Research

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.

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.

Seven Years of Regional Malaria Control Collaboration - Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland

Sharp et al | 25 Jan 2007 | American Journal of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative is a joint development program between the governments of Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa, which includes malaria control as a core component of the initiative.

Report on the East and Southern Africa Joint Annual Consultation and Planning Meeting

Jasson Urbach | 14 Oct 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

AFM Southern Africa Director Jasson Urbach reports on this critical regional initiative.