Management of uncomplicated malaria in DRC is characterized by a low adherence to treatment policy, numerous treatment regimens, and abundant concomitant medication potentially harmful to the patient.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
The SMPS is a useful longitudinal measurement for estimating population malaria prevalence and demonstrating disease burden and impact of control interventions.
ASAQ is still effective as a treatment for uncomplicated malaria in Baraka, South Kivu, DRC.
Population displacement due to violent conflict appears to be a risk factor for malaria, a major cause of child mortality.
Plasmodium malariae and P. ovale remain endemic at a low rate in the DRC, but the risk of missing malarial infections of these species due to falciparum-specific RDT use is low.