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The role of improved housing and living environments in malaria control and elimination

November 4, 2020 - 09:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Richard Carter and Nadira D. Karunaweera
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:385, 31 October 2020

Malaria risk and endemicity is often associated with the nature of human habitation and living environment. The disappearance of malaria from regions where it had been endemic for centuries, such as coastal areas of southern England, has been attributed, at least in part, to improvement in the quality of housing. Moreover, indigenous malaria transmission ceased throughout England without the necessity to eliminate the vector mosquitoes.

Housing and child health in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-sectional analysis

March 24, 2020 - 12:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lucy S. Tusting, Peter W. Gething, Harry S. Gibson, Brian Greenwood, Jakob Knudsen, Steve W. Lindsay, Samir Bhatt
Reference: 
PLoS Med 17(3): e1003055

Housing is essential to human well-being but neglected in global health. Today, housing in Africa is rapidly improving alongside economic development, creating an urgent need to understand how these changes can benefit health. We hypothesised that improved housing is associated with better health in children living in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of housing conditions relative to a range of child health outcomes in SSA.

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