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High Plasmodium falciparum genetic diversity and temporal stability despite control efforts in high transmission settings along the international border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 10, 2019 - 08:30 -- Open Access
Pringle JC, Wesolowski A, Berube S, Kobayashi T, Gebhardt ME, Mulenga M, Chaponda M, Bobanga T, Juliano JJ, Meshnick S, Moss WJ, Carpi G, Norris DE
Malar J. 2019 Dec 4; 18(1):400

While the utility of parasite genotyping for malaria elimination has been extensively documented in low to moderate transmission settings, it has been less well-characterized in holoendemic regions. High malaria burden settings have received renewed attention acknowledging their critical role in malaria elimination. Defining the role for parasite genomics in driving these high burden settings towards elimination will enhance future control programme planning.

The economic burden of malaria on households and the health system in a high transmission district of Mozambique

November 18, 2019 - 16:23 -- Open Access
Sergi Alonso, Carlos J. Chaccour, Eldo Elobolobo, Amilcar Nacima, Baltazar Candrinho, Abuchahama Saifodine, Francisco Saute, Molly Robertson and Rose Zulliger
Malaria Journal 2019 18:360, 11 November 2019

Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Mozambique. Increased investments in malaria control have reduced the burden, but few studies have estimated the costs of malaria in the country. This paper estimates the economic costs associated with malaria care to households and to the health system in the high burden district of Mopeia in central Mozambique.

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