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NOT Open Access | What is the burden of malaria in the DRC

October 20, 2020 - 16:09 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Deutsch-Feldman M, Parr JB, Keeler C, Brazeau NF, Goel V, Emch M, Edwards JK, Kashamuka M, Tshefu AK, Meshnick SR
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 15:jiaa650

Despite evidence that older children and adolescents bear the highest burden of malaria, large malaria surveys focus on younger children.

Impact of substandard and falsified antimalarials in Zambia: application of the SAFARI model

July 13, 2020 - 16:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jackson KD, Higgins CR, Laing SK, Mwila C, Kobayashi T, Ippolito MM, Sylvia S, Ozawa S
Reference: 
BMC Public Health. 2020 Jul 9;20(1):1083

Many countries are striving to become malaria-free, but global reduction in case estimates has stagnated in recent years. Substandard and falsified medicines may contribute to this lack of progress. Zambia aims to eliminate their annual burden of 1.2 million pediatric malaria cases and 2500 child deaths due to malaria. We examined the health and economic impact of poor-quality antimalarials in Zambia.

Malaria Case Fatality Rate among Children under Five in Burkina Faso: An Assessment of the Spatiotemporal Trends Following the Implementation of Control Programs

March 19, 2020 - 08:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ouédraogo M, Kangoye DT, Samadoulougou S, Rouamba T, Donnen P, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F
Reference: 
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Mar 12; 17(6). pii: E1840

Reducing the 2015 level of malaria mortality by 90% by 2030 is a goal set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Burkina Faso, several malaria control programs proven to be effective were implemented over the last decade. In parallel, the progressive strengthening of the health surveillance system is generating valuable data, which represents a great opportunity for analyzing the trends in malaria burden and assessing the effect of these control programs.

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