Research

Impact of national malaria control scale-up programmes in Africa: magnitude and attribution of effects

Richard Steketee & Carlos Campbell | 27 Oct 2010 | Malaria Journal

Several factors potentially have contributed to recent health improvement in African countries, but there is substantial evidence that achieving high malaria control intervention coverage, especially with ITNs and targeted IRS, has been the leading contributor to reduced child mortality.

The potential role of the educational system in addressing the effect of inadequate knowledge of mosquitoes on use of insecticide-treated nets in Ghana

Andreas Kudom & Ben Mensah | 15 Sep 2010 | Malaria Journal

The study reveals that respondents did not have adequate knowledge on the biology and behaviour of mosquitoes.

Reducing Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Transmission in Africa: A Model-Based Evaluation of Intervention Strategies

Jamie T. Griffin et al | 10 Aug 2010 | PloS Medicine

Over the past decade malaria intervention coverage has been scaled up across Africa. However, it remains unclear what overall reduction in transmission is achievable using currently available tools.

Reduced susceptibility to selected synthetic pyrethroids in urban malaria vector Anopheles stephensi: a case study in Mangalore city, South India

Satyanarayan Tiwari et al | 23 Jun 2010 | Malaria Journal

Synthetic pyrethroids are potent insecticides most commonly used in the vector control programme. These are applied for indoor residual sprays, space sprays and in impregnated bed nets.

Malaria control beyond 2010

Robert Newman | 11 Jun 2010 | British Medical Journal

Major efforts are being made to achieve the goals for malaria control set by the World Health Assembly1 and the Roll Back Malaria partnership,2 including halving the malaria burden by the end of 2010 compared with 2000. Particularly encouraging is the progress in availability of long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets.

Community-wide benefits of targeted indoor residual spray for malaria control in the Western Kenya Highland

Guofa Zhou et al | 03 Mar 2010 | Malaria Journal

IRS has been rekindled in recent years, as it is increasingly considered to be a key component of integrated malaria management.

Impact of Anti-DDT Campaigns on Malaria Control

Donald Roberts | 24 Feb 2010 | Outlooks on Pest Management

Public health insecticides have greatly improved human welfare. In the past century, insecticides were deployed strategically to control numerous human plagues, but successes in those endeavours brought new and unforeseen challenges.

Malaria indicator survey 2007, Ethiopia: coverage and use of major malaria prevention and control interventions

Daddi Jima et al | 24 Feb 2010 | Malaria Journal

Since mid-2005, the Ethiopian National Malaria Control Programme has considerably scaled-up its malaria prevention and control interventions, demonstrating the impact of strong political will and a committed partnership.

Assessing the Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying on Malaria Morbidity Using a Sentinel Site Surveillance System in Western Uganda

Hasifa Bukirwa et al | 13 Oct 2009 | American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

A single round of indoor residual spraying (IRS) using lambda-cyhalothrin was implemented in a district of Uganda with moderate transmission intensity in 2007. Individual patient data were collected from one health facility within the district 8 months before and 16 months after IRS.

Ongoing challenges in the management of malaria

Gilbert Kokwaro | 12 Oct 2009 | Malaria Journal

This article gives an overview of some of the ongoing challenges that are faced in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria.