This study showed that household size, income, WASH status and rural site were malaria-associated factors.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Although this study showed clearly that the most prevalent species identified was P. falciparum, the findings demonstrate the existence of non-falciparum malaria, especially P. malariae and P. vivax among children aged ≤ 5 years living both Kinshasa and North Kivu Provinces in DRC.
This study examines the effects of individual and community-level LLIN usage in young children in an area of high ITN usage.
The mass distribution campaign was effective for rapidly increasing LLIN ownership and use.
These results suggest that more efforts are needed to improve overall malaria-related knowledge in the community, specifically chemo-prevention strategies and the safety of the drugs used, to ensure the success of health interventions.
Further refinement of CCMm implementation, cost implications and sustainability is advised before expanding the programme.
This is the first study to assess adherence to an FDC of ACT under real treatment conditions in a context of high instability.
The present EQA revealed common errors in RDT reading and interpretation by HW in DRC.
Both ASAQ and AL are highly effective and currently adequate as he first-line treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in this area of Katanga, DRC.
IPT-SP remains an effective strategy in Kisangani and Mikalayi where the therapeutic failure to SP in children with clinical malaria was 21.7% and 1.6%, respectively, while IPTp-SP effect seems lower in Rutshuru where the therapeutic failure to SP was 60.6%.