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Quantifying Plasmodium falciparum infections clustering within households to inform household-based intervention strategies for malaria control programs: An observational study and meta-analysis from 41 malaria-endemic countries

November 3, 2020 - 15:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Stresman G, Whittaker C, Slater HC, Bousema T, Cook J
Reference: 
PLoS Med. 2020 Oct 29;17(10):e1003370

Reactive malaria strategies are predicated on the assumption that individuals infected with malaria are clustered within households or neighbourhoods. Despite the widespread programmatic implementation of reactive strategies, little empirical evidence exists as to whether such strategies are appropriate and, if so, how they should be most effectively implemented.

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
Author(s): 
Sergi Alonso, Carlos J. Chaccour, Eldo Elobolobo, Amilcar Nacima, Baltazar Candrinho, Abuchahama Saifodine, Francisco Saute, Molly Robertson and Rose Zulliger
Reference: 
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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