The increases in interventions, such as ITNs and IRS, were shown to have contributed to malaria reduction in 2015; however, changes in demographics such as increases in the proportion of more at risk groups among under-five children and rural residents may have overridden the impact of these interventions and resulted in an overall increase.
Routine data are important for researchers and policy makers alike.
The external quality assurance scheme provided periodic representations of clinical and laboratory staff performance.
This study demonstrated that deployment of as few as four CRDs within a hut was associated with reduced indoor mosquito densities.
Human mobility has influenced malaria transmission in Lusaka district through a number of factors by importing infections.
Endogenous α-HRP2 antibodies form immune complexes with HRP2 in the symptomatic patient population of a low-transmission area in rural Southern Zambia.
Free mass distribution of LLINs policy was adopted in 2005 in Zambia.
Co-treating WSEBs with both PM and BA results in wash-resistant insecticidal activity comparable with LLINs.
This is the first time that An. funestus swarms have been molecularly identified to species level. Anopheles funestus swarms appear to be species-specific with no evidence of clade-type differentiation within these swarms.
We have developed new field-applicable malaria diagnostic tests. The malaria CZC-LAMPs showed high sensitivity and specificity to both P. falciparum and non-P. falciparum. These malaria CZC-LAMPs provide new means for rapid, sensitive and reliable point-of-care diagnosis for low-density malaria infections, and are expected to help update current knowledge of malaria epidemiology, and can contribute to the elimination of malaria from endemic areas.