Malaria causes worldwide morbidity and mortality, and while chemotherapy remains an excellent means of malaria control, drug-resistant parasites necessitate the discovery of new antimalarials.
Although the spread of drug resistance and the influence of climate change on malaria are most often considered separately, these factors have the potential to interact through altered levels of transmission intensity.
The national policy change brought about a shift in treatment practice and the resulting increase in coverage had a substantial impact on drug pressure.
In this paper, we hypothesise that public health interventions aimed at controlling post-disaster malaria epidemics may in fact impede malaria eradication efforts in the longer term.
We present a comprehensive map of CQR in Mali, which strongly supports recent changes in drug policy away from chloroquine.
We retrospectively assessed the impact of chloroquine (CQ) resistance in the rural region of Niakhar, Senegal, where resistance to CQ emerged in 1992, from increases in consultations and returns of patients to the health centre following antimalarial treatment.