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Malaria outbreak investigation in a rural area south of Zimbabwe: a case–control study

June 3, 2020 - 15:39 -- Open Access
Paddington T. Mundagowa and Pugie T. Chimberengwa
Malaria Journal 2020 19:197, 1 June 2020

Ninety percent of the global annual malaria mortality cases emanate from the African region. About 80–90% of malaria transmissions in sub-Saharan Africa occur indoors during the night. In Zimbabwe, 79% of the population are at risk of contracting the disease. Although the country has made significant progress towards malaria elimination, isolated seasonal outbreaks persistently resurface. In 2017, Beitbridge District was experiencing a second malaria outbreak within 12 months prompting the need for investigating the outbreak.

Scaling up malaria elimination management and leadership: a pilot in three provinces in Zimbabwe, 2016–2018

May 20, 2020 - 10:27 -- Open Access
Amanda Marr Chung, Peter Case, Joseph Mberikunashe, et al.
Malaria Journal 2020 19:185, 20 May 2020

Focus for improved malaria programme performance is often placed on the technical challenges, while operational issues are neglected. Many of the operational challenges that inhibit malaria programme effectiveness can be addressed by improving communication and coordination, increasing accountability, maintaining motivation, providing adequate training and supervision, and removing bureaucratic silos.

Genetic differentiation and population structure of Anopheles funestus from Uganda and the southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 24, 2020 - 13:58 -- Open Access
Kaddumukasa MA, Wright J, Muleba M, Stevenson JC, Norris DE, Coetzee M
Parasit Vectors. 2020 Feb 18;13(1):87

Anopheles funestus (s.s.) is a primary vector of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in Africa, a human pathogen that causes almost half a million deaths each year. The population structure of An. funestus was examined in samples from Uganda and the southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

How far is the journey before malaria is knocked out of Zimbabwe? (or Africa): a commentary

December 17, 2019 - 16:43 -- Open Access
Clive Shiff
Malaria Journal 2019 18:423, 16 December 2019

Recent publications and statements have drawn attention to a sustainable system of managing malaria control interventions globally but especially on the Continent of Africa. Arbitrary and unstable governments often interfere with health programmes, causing upsurges in malaria transmission as well as other health issues. A well-run health infrastructure will deal with public health as a whole.

Effect of malaria on productivity in a workplace: the case of a banana plantation in Zimbabwe

December 9, 2019 - 16:18 -- Open Access
Akim Tafadzwa Lukwa, Richard Mawoyo, Karen Nelwin Zablon, Aggrey Siya and Olufunke Alaba
Malaria Journal 2019 18:390, 3 December 2019

Malaria is known to contribute to reduction in productivity through absenteeism as worker-hours are lost thus impacting company productivity and performance. This paper analysed the impact of malaria on productivity in a banana plantation through absenteeism.

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