Understanding the spatiotemporal clustering of malaria transmission would help target interventions in settings of low malaria transmission. The aim of this study was to assess whether malaria infections were clustered in areas with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) alone, indoor residual spraying (IRS) alone, or a combination of LLINs and IRS interventions, and to determine the risk factors for the observed malaria clustering in southern-central Ethiopia.
Malaria Minute, 11 October 2019
The Crick develop new method of controlling malaria parasite genes, researchers discover a novel compound that inhibits key parasitic enzymes and The Global Fund is replenished in France. Listen to this Podcast
The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking four volunteer MESA Correspondents to report from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 30—November 2, 2019.
Malaria Minute, 4 October 2019
The rapid return of mosquitoes to the Sahel region of Africa is due to mosquito migration on high-altitude winds and a saliva-based malaria diagnostic tool has been awarded a £1 million grant. Listen to this Podcast
Poor knowledge on the afebrile Plasmodium falciparum biology limits elimination approaches to target asymptomatic malaria. Therefore, the association of parasite factors involved in cytoadhesion, parasite multiplication and gametocyte maturation with afebrile malaria was assessed.
Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (TNGS) is an efficient and economical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform and the preferred choice when specific genomic regions are of interest.
Malaria elimination and eventual eradication will require internationally coordinated approaches; sustained engagement from politicians, communities, and funders; efficient organizational structures; innovation and new tools; and well-managed programmes. As governments and the global malaria community seek to achieve these goals, their efforts should be informed by the substantial past experiences of other disease elimination and eradication programmes, including that of the only successful eradication programme of a human pathogen to date: smallpox.
This paper outlines Zimbabwe’s potential readiness in harnessing integrated vector management (IVM) strategy for enhanced control of vector-borne diseases. The objective is to provide guidance for the country in the implementation of the national IVM strategy in order to make improvements required in thematic areas of need. The paper also assesses the existing opportunities and gaps to promote and adopt the approach as a national policy.