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Open Access | Essay: Assessing Strategy and Equity in the Elimination of Malaria

September 1, 2010 - 12:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Naman K. Shah
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PLoS Med 7(8): e1000312

After the 2007 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting at which malaria eradication was declared back on the table [1], the charity was joined in its call by the World Health Organization (WHO) director general, the United States National Institutes of Health, and the Clinton Foundation, among others.

Rethinking cerebral malaria pathology

August 30, 2010 - 06:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Milner, Danny A Jr
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Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases: October 2010 - Volume 23 - Issue 5 - p 456–463

As we close the gaps in the fight against global malaria, the question of cerebral malaria mortality remains a source of great concern.

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Open Access | How absolute is zero? An evaluation of historical and current definitions of malaria elimination

July 26, 2010 - 08:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Cohen JM, Moonen B, Snow RW, Smith DL
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:213 (22 July 2010)

Decisions to eliminate malaria from all or part of a country involve a complex set of factors, and this complexity is compounded by ambiguity surrounding some of the key terminology, most notably "control" and "elimination."

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