Other News and Resources
New subnational elimination targets set for Indonesia.
Read The Jakarta Post article here.
A global review of reports of P. vivax relapse in patients not treated with a radical cure was conducted.
Read the Malaria Journal abstract here.
A learning paper entitled ‘Moving towards malaria elimination: developing innovative tools for malaria surveillance in Cambodia’ reflects on Malaria Consortium’s experience developing a diverse set of tools to improve malaria surveillance and provide information to national and district staff to bolster the national malaria programme.
These surveillance tools included a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions to allow improved data gathering and monitoring of outbreaks, individual malaria cases and stock levels of malaria supplies.
An article published April 10 in Trends in Parasitology has reviewed recent research on epidemiology and biology related to malaria elimination and operational factors that influence malaria elimination & eradication strategies.
Read the full text and download the pdf here.
Malaria burden and control in Bangladesh and prospects for elimination: an epidemiological and economic assessment
A cost-effectiveness study of the cost per insecticide-treated net per person in Bangladesh, as part of the National Malaria Control Program, has been published in The Lancet. The results show malaria elimination as the only option to addressing malaria-related mortality, and that crucial funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provide for the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP).
A new article in the 22–28 March issue of The Lancet has the results of a multicenter, double-blind, phase 2b clinical trial on the dose–response, safety, and tolerability of single-dose tafenoquine plus 3-day chloroquine for P vivax malaria radical cure. The article will be freely available on Malaria Nexus during the coming three months.
Researchers from the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases in Shanghai, China, have published a paper on the assessment of the chloroquine resistance of P. falciparum in eight provinces/autonomous regions endemic for falciparum malaria in China during an investigative period between 1980 and 2003.
Read the full paper in Infectious Diseases and Poverty journal here.
A literature review documenting congenital malaria cases in China has been published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases on March 13. The review searched three Chinese journal databases, concentrating on data from 1915 through 2011, and findings suggest a knowledge gap in neonates born to mothers with a history of malaria might improve from increased surveillance.
Read the full article here.
Integrating rapid risk mapping and mobile phone call record data for strategic malaria elimination planning
As part of the ongoing Malaria Journal series entitled, Towards malaria elimination, this February 10 article details successful malaria control programmes re-orientate towards elimination in Namibia. It highlights the identification of transmission foci, targeting of attack measures to high-risk areas and management of importation risk as high priorities for malaria elimination.
Read full text article in The Lancet Global Health here.
On the road to eliminate malaria in Sri Lanka: lessons from history, challenges, gaps in knowledge and research needs
Full Malaria Journal article here.
In response to the PLOS Medicine study, Major burden of severe anemia from non-Falciparum malaria in species in Southern Papua: A hospital-based surveillance study, Dr. Gosling and Dr. Hsiang discuss the importance of interventions targeted at P. vivax and mixed parasite infections, especially in light of new evidence suggesting that mixed infection may cause higher burden of anemia.
View the response in PLOS Medicine here.
Evaluation of circumsporozoite protein of Plasmodium vivax to estimate its prevalence in the Republic of Korea: an observational study of incidence
View Malaria Journal article here
A call to arms: on refining Plasmodium vivax microsatellite marker panels for comparing global diversity
View Malaria Journal article here
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