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surveillance system

Achieving global malaria eradication in changing landscapes

February 3, 2021 - 15:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kimberly M. Fornace, Adriana V. Diaz, Jo Lines and Chris J. Drakeley
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:69, 2 February 2021

Land use and land cover changes, such as deforestation, agricultural expansion and urbanization, are one of the largest anthropogenic environmental changes globally. Recent initiatives to evaluate the feasibility of malaria eradication have highlighted impacts of landscape changes on malaria transmission and the potential of these changes to undermine malaria control and elimination efforts.

Use of a NAT-based assay to improve the surveillance system and prevent transfusion-transmitted malaria in blood banks

August 4, 2020 - 15:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Daniele Rocha, Gisely Cardoso de Melo, Patrícia Alvarez, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:275, 31 July 2020

Malaria can be transmitted by blood transfusion through donations collected from asymptomatic donors. Transfusion-transmitted malaria (TTM) poses a great risk to blood services worldwide. A good screening tool for Plasmodium spp. detection in blood banks must have a high sensitivity for prevention of TTM. However, in Brazilian blood banks, screening for malaria still relies on microscopy.

Evaluation of malaria surveillance system in Kano State, Nigeria, 2013-2016

February 14, 2020 - 17:01 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Visa TI, Ajumobi O, Bamgboye E, Ajayi I, Nguku P
Reference: 
Infect Dis Poverty. 2020 Feb 10; 9(1):15

Malaria surveillance system strengthening is essential in the progress towards malaria elimination. In Nigeria, more attention is being given to this recently as the country is striving towards achieving elimination. However, the surveillance system performance is fraught with challenges including poor data quality with varying magnitude by state. This study evaluated the operation of the Kano State malaria surveillance system and assessed its key attributes.

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