This study confirms that in malaria endemic settings, sub-patent malaria infections among blood donors are prevalent.
The present data showed high genetic diversity and MOI values among the P. falciparum population in the study, reflecting both the high endemic level and malaria transmission on Bioko Island.
Caregivers, public and private health staff, and drug sellers need to understand the importance of using ACT to treat uncomplicated malaria and the dangers of using artemisinin monotherapy.
This study reveals a high prevalence of RDT-based malaria among children in Bata district.
Though moderate impact was achieved after five years of vector control, case management, and communications, prevalence remained high due to an inability to sufficiently scale-up coverage with either IRS or LLINs.
An. gambiae s.l. mosquitoes currently seek hosts in outdoor venues as much as indoors in the Punta Europa region of Bioko Island.
The big fall in bed net usage from 2008 to 2009 was attributable to the striking decline in ownership.