This systematic review demonstrates the lack of molecular resistance studies in DRC. Only 13 studies were identified in almost 15 years.
The present EQA revealed a poor quality of malaria microscopy in DRC.
This research demonstrates the feasibility of using population-based behavioural and molecular surveillance in conjunction with DHS data and geographic methods to study endemic infectious diseases.
Adult P. falciparum prevalence is substantial in the DRC and is associated with under-5 mortality.
Cartographic approaches to burden estimation provide a globally consistent measure of malaria morbidity of known fidelity, and they represent the only plausible method in those malaria-endemic countries with nonfunctional national surveillance.