publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Malaria eradication and elimination: views on how to translate a vision into reality

Freya Fowkes; Evelyn Ansah; Christopher Whitty; Richard Price; Faith Osier;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Jul 2015
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Although global efforts in the past decade have halved the number of deaths due to malaria, there are still an estimated 219 million cases of malaria a year, causing more than half a million deaths. In this forum article, we asked experts working in malaria research and control to discuss the ways in which malaria might eventually be eradicated. Their collective views highlight the challenges and opportunities, and explain how multi-factorial and integrated processes could eventually make malaria eradication a reality.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: qx_600, wa_105, wc_765, Medicine(all), Forum, Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Eradication, Epidemiology, Rapid diagnostics, Drug resistance, Mass drug administration, Vaccines, Vector control, Capacity building, General Medicine
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115 references, page 1 of 8
Abstract
Although global efforts in the past decade have halved the number of deaths due to malaria, there are still an estimated 219 million cases of malaria a year, causing more than half a million deaths. In this forum article, we asked experts working in malaria research and control to discuss the ways in which malaria might eventually be eradicated. Their collective views highlight the challenges and opportunities, and explain how multi-factorial and integrated processes could eventually make malaria eradication a reality.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: qx_600, wa_105, wc_765, Medicine(all), Forum, Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Eradication, Epidemiology, Rapid diagnostics, Drug resistance, Mass drug administration, Vaccines, Vector control, Capacity building, General Medicine
115 references, page 1 of 8

1. Gething PW, Elyazar IR, Moyes CL, Smith DL, Battle KE, Guerra CA, et al. A long neglected world malaria map: Plasmodium vivax endemicity in 2010. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1814.

2. Alonso PL, Brown G, Arevalo-Herrera M, Binka F, Chitnis C, Collins F, et al. A research agenda to underpin malaria eradication. PLoS Med. 2011;8:e1000406.

3. World Health Organization. World Malaria Report 2014. http://www.who.int/ malaria/publications/world_malaria_report_2014/en/.

4. World Health Organization & Global Malaria Programme. Progress towards elimination in Sri Lanka. Geneva: World Health Org; 2012.

5. Abeyasinghe RR, Galappaththy GN, Smith Gueye C, Kahn JG, Feachem RG. Malaria control and elimination in Sri Lanka: documenting progress and success factors in a conflict setting. PLoS One. 2012;7:e43162.

6. World Health Organization. Global Technical Strategy for Malaria (2016 - 2030). http://www.who.int/malaria/areas/global_technical_strategy/draft_strategy/en/.

7. World Health Organization. Roll Back Malaria Partnership: A Global Malaria Action Plan. http://www.rollbackmalaria.org/microsites/gmap/

8. RBM. Roll Back Malaria Partnership Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030: (AIM) for a malaria-free world. Geneva: WHO; 2015. in consultation.

9. UNCTAD. Economic development in Africa: Report 2014: Catalysing investment for transformative growth in Africa. New York & Geneva: United Nations; 2014.

10. The World Bank. Global Economic Prospects. Forecast Table. Global Economic Prospects (2015). http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/ global-economic-prospects/summary-table

11. World Health Organization. From malaria control to malaria elimination: a manual for elimination scenario planning. 2014. http://who.int/malaria/ publications/atoz/9789241507028/en/

12. UCSF Global Health Sciences Group. http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/ global-health-group.

13. Malaria WHO. Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat. Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of sixth biannual meeting (September 2014). Malar J. 2015;14:107.

14. Mosha JF, Sturrock HJ, Greenwood B, Sutherland CJ, Gadalla NB, Atwal S, et al. Hot spot or not: a comparison of spatial statistical methods to predict prospective malaria infections. Malar J. 2014;13:53.

15. Lindblade KA, Steinhardt L, Samuels A, Kachur SP, Slutsker L. The silent threat: asymptomatic parasitemia and malaria transmission. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2013;11:623-39.

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