Molecular methods provide information about genetic diversity, the intensity of transmission and spontaneous clearance in the absence of drug treatment that cannot be obtained by microscopy.
Urbanicity has been shown previously to lead to a reduction in malaria transmission at large spatial scales.
In immunocompetent individuals, non-typhoidal Salmonella serovars (NTS) are associated with gastroenteritis, however, there is currently an epidemic of NTS bloodstream infections in sub-Saharan Africa.
In sub-Saharan Africa, dams contribute significantly to malaria risk particularly in areas of unstable transmission.
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.