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NOT Open Access | Case reduction and cost-effectiveness of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine alongside bed nets in Lilongwe, Malawi

May 6, 2020 - 15:39 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Bell GJ, Loop M, Emch M, et al.
Reference: 
Vaccine. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0264-410X(20)30511-9

RTS,S/AS01, the most advanced vaccine against malaria, is now undergoing pilot implementation in Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya where an estimated 360,000 children will be vaccinated each year. In this study we evaluate RTS,S/AS01 alongside bed net use and estimate cost-effectiveness.

Reducing malaria burden and accelerating elimination with long-lasting systemic insecticides: a modelling study of three potential use cases

September 13, 2019 - 06:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Prashanth Selvaraj, Joshua Suresh, Edward A. Wenger, Caitlin A. Bever and Jaline Gerardin
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:307, 5 September 2019

While bed nets and insecticide spraying have had significant impact on malaria burden in many endemic regions, outdoor vector feeding and insecticide resistance may ultimately limit their contribution to elimination and control campaigns. Complementary vector control methods such as endectocides or systemic insecticides, where humans or animals are treated with drugs that kill mosquitoes upon ingestion via blood meal, are therefore generating much interest. This work explores the conditions under which long-lasting systemic insecticides would have a substantial impact on transmission and burden.

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The prevalence of malaria at first antenatal visit in Blantyre, Malawi declined following a universal bed net campaign

November 4, 2015 - 11:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sarah Boudová, Titus Divala, Patricia Mawindo, Lauren Cohee, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Phillip Thesing, Terrie Taylor, Miriam Laufer
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:422 (29 October 2015)

Malaria infection in pregnant women is common even after a bed net campaign in Malawi, though prevalence rates declined.

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