IN 30 SECONDS: There is no doubt that bed nets, insecticides, medicines and diagnostics will deliver significant successes against malaria in the short-term. But as major international partners continue prioritizing the commodity-based approach, African governments should be building the necessary resilience in affected communities. Countries should ensure safe houses and physical environments so that exposure to mosquito bites is minimized, strengthen health systems to identify and treat new malaria cases, expand access to health education in schools and households, and improve household economies and food security so that competing priorities are addressed. This needs to be a long-term strategy, paid for by domestic funding, subsidies, tax rebates or other innovative financing mechanisms – for example a ten-dollar malaria levy paid by international travelers visiting endemic countries. This way, the affected countries can better avoid malaria deaths and sickness, or rebounds of transmission, which currently place such a strain on national health outcomes and development.
The findings of this study indicate that both Artefan® and Coartem® are equivalent and effective in the management of uncomplicated malaria amongst children in the Coast part of Tanzania.
The findings of this study provide scientific evidence supporting the traditional use of the plants in the treatment of malaria by the Maasai in Arusha region, Tanzania.
This review has shown the dynamics and monitoring of insecticide resistance in malaria vector populations across mainland Tanzanian.
Both artemisinin-based combinations had high cure rates with PCR corrected ACPR of 100%.
The study indicated high efficacy of AL and the safety profile was consistent with previous reports.
Majority of the community members recognized presence of mosquito swarms in their communities but did not associate these swarms with mosquito mating.
This study has demonstrated occurrence of An. funestus swarms for the first time in Tanzania.
With increased globalization in Tanzania, more women are becoming part of the workforce, which may limit their full commitment to net care and repair activities, leading to increased net damage, malaria incidences and higher costs for malaria treatment.
The observed prevalence among school children showed marked variation at regional and sub-regional levels across the country.