This study reveals that country of residence, maternal education, place of residence, and socio-economic status are key predictors of prompt access to malaria treatment.
At a given level of transmission intensity and annual incidence, the concentration of repeat malaria episodes in time, and consequently the protection from LACT is highest in the most seasonal areas.
Malaria mortality remains highly seasonal in rural Burkina Faso.
Socio-economic status and education are important factors that influence malaria control.
Scale-up of malaria preventive and control interventions over the last decade resulted in substantial declines in mortality and morbidity from the disease in sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the world.
Eighteen months after WHO updated its case management guidelines, RDT availability remained poor in the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRTI) are the leading cause of global childhood mortality, with human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) being a major cause of viral ALRTI in young children worldwide.
This paper grew out of a meeting organized in October 2014 in London on ‘Re-imagining malaria’.
This is believed to be the first study to estimate the cost-effectiveness of larviciding for urban malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa.
Comprehensive, direct-to-household, mass distribution of ITNs was effective in rapidly scaling up coverage, with use being maintained at a high level at least one year following the intervention.