Plasmodium falciparum malaria exists in this subpopulation.
Malaria is a global health problem responsible for nearly one million deaths every year around 85% of which concern children younger than five years old in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tragically common among children in sub-Saharan Africa, cerebral malaria is characterized by rapid progression to coma and death.
The results presented in this paper suggest potentially large developmental consequences of early childhood exposure to malaria.
Malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa have proven themselves very difficult adversaries in the global struggle against malaria.
The diagnostics of this human malaria parasite should be taken into account in the context of malaria control and elimination efforts, not only in Mali, but also in sub-Saharan Africa.
ASAQ was comparatively well-tolerated. Safety information is important, and must be collected and analysed in a standardized way.
Dried blood spots are a convenient and sensitive technique for detecting sub-clinical infection with P. falciparum by nested PCR.
The 2011 World Malaria Report showed welcome progress in the fight against the world's most important vector-borne disease.
The dual prevalence of malaria and STIs/RTIs in pregnancy among women who attend antenatal care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa is considerable, with the combined prevalence of curable STIs/RTIs being equal to, if not greater than, malaria.