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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Cross-Cutting Issues for Eradication

January 27, 2011 - 10:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Integration Strategies
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000404

Discipline-specific Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) Consultative Groups have recognized several cross-cutting issues that must be addressed to prevent repetition of some of the mistakes of past malaria elimination campaigns in future programs.

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Open Access | Some Lessons for the Future from the Global Malaria Eradication Programme (1955–1969)

January 27, 2011 - 10:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
José A. Nájera, Matiana González-Silva, Pedro L. Alonso
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000412

Encouraged by the early success of using dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) against malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) embarked on the Global Malaria Eradication Program (GMEP) in 1955.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Modeling

January 27, 2011 - 10:03 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Modeling
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000403

Malaria modeling can inform policy and guide research for malaria elimination and eradication from local implementation to global policy.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance

January 27, 2011 - 10:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000400

Monitoring, evaluation, and surveillance measure how well public health programs operate over time and achieve their goals.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Diagnoses and Diagnostics

January 27, 2011 - 09:57 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Diagnoses and Diagnostics
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000396

Many of malaria's signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other febrile diseases.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Vector Control

January 27, 2011 - 09:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Vector Control
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000401

Different challenges are presented by the variety of malaria transmission environments present in the world today.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Basic Science and Enabling Technologies

January 27, 2011 - 09:47 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
The malERA Consultative Group on Basic Science and Enabling Technologies
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000399

Today's malaria control efforts are limited by our incomplete understanding of the biology of Plasmodium and of the complex relationships between human populations and the multiple species of mosquito and parasite.

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Open Access | A Research Agenda to Underpin Malaria Eradication

January 27, 2011 - 09:44 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Pedro L. Alonso, Graham Brown, , Marcel Tanner, et al.
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PLoS Med 8(1): e1000406

The interruption of malaria transmission worldwide is one of the greatest challenges for international health and development communities.

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