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A new world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2010

Gething, Peter, Patil, Anand, Smith, David, Guerra, Carlos, Elyazar, Iqbal, Johnston, Geoffrey, Tatem, Andrew, Hay, Simon
Malaria Journal 10(1), 378. (2011)

BACKGROUND:Transmission intensity affects almost all aspects of malaria epidemiology and the impact of malaria on human populations. Maps of transmission intensity are necessary to identify populations at different levels of risk and to evaluate objectively options for disease control. To remain relevant operationally, such maps must be updated fre...

A world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2007

Hay, S. I., Guerra, C. A., Gething, P. W., Patil, A. P., Tatem, A. J., Noor, A. M., Kabaria, C. W., Manh, B. H. , Elyazar, I. R. F., Brooker, S. , Smith, D. L. , Moyeed, R. A., Snow, R. W.

BACKGROUND: Efficient allocation of resources to intervene against malaria requires a detailed understanding of the contemporary spatial distribution of malaria risk. It is exactly 40 y since the last global map of malaria endemicity was published. This paper describes the generation of a new world map of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity fo...

African Dominant Vector Species Bionomic Information

A bionomics data set compiled for VecNet by the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). These data are the result of a three year abstraction process examining published locational and species-specific studies, and through personal contact with researchers and study authors, to provide spatially explicit evidence-based measures of key bionomic variables pert...

Combining organophosphate-treated wall linings and long-lasting insecticidal nets fails to provide additional control over long-lasting insecticidal nets alone against multiple insecticide-resistant Anopheles gambiae in Cote d'Ivoire: an experimental hut trial

Ngufor, C., Chouaibou, M., Tchicaya, E., Loukou, B., Kesse, N., N'Guessan, R., Johnson, P., Koudou, B., Rowland, M.
Malaria J 13. (Oct 9 2014)

Background: Insecticide-treated wall lining (ITWL) is a new concept in malaria vector control. Some Anopheles gambiae populations in West Africa have developed resistance to all the main classes of insecticides. It needs to be demonstrated whether vector control can be improved or resistance managed when non-pyrethroid ITWL is used alone or togethe...

Comparison of the standard WHO susceptibility tests and the CDC bottle bioassay for the determination of insecticide susceptibility in malaria vectors and their correlation with biochemical and molecular biology assays in Benin, West Africa

Aizoun, N., Osse, R., Azondekon, R., Alia, R., Oussou, O., Gnanguenon, V., Aikpon, R., Padonou, G. G., Akogbeto, M.
Parasite Vector 6. (May 20 2013)

Background: The detection of insecticide resistance in natural populations of Anopheles vectors is absolutely necessary for malaria control. In the African region, the WHO insecticide susceptibility test is the most common method for assessing resistance status. In order to search for a simple, rapid and more reliable technique in the assessment of...

Coverage of intermittent preventive treatment and insecticide-treated nets for the control of malaria during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis and meta-analysis of national survey data, 2009?11

van Eijk, Anna Maria, Hill, Jenny, Larsen, David A., Webster, Jayne, Steketee, Richard W., Eisele, Thomas P., ter Kuile, Feiko O.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 13(12), 1029-1042. (2013)

Pregnant women in malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa are especially vulnerable to malaria. Recommended prevention strategies include intermittent preventive treatment with two doses of sulfadoxine?pyrimethamine and the use of insecticide-treated nets. However, progress with implementation has been slow and the Roll Back Malaria Partner...

Coverage of malaria protection in pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis and analysis of national survey data

van Eijk, Anna Maria, Hill, Jenny, Alegana, Victor A., Kirui, Viola, Gething, Peter W., ter Kuile, Feiko O., Snow, Robert W.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 11(3), 190-207. (3// 2011)

Summary Background Insecticide-treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine are recommended for the control of malaria during pregnancy in endemic areas in Africa, but there has been no analysis of coverage data at a subnational level. We aimed to synthesise data from national surveys about these interventions, ...

Distribution of African malaria mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles gambiae complex

Coetzee, M., Craig, M., le Sueur, D.
Parasitol Today 16(2), 74-7. (2000)

The distribution of malaria vector mosquitoes, especially those belonging to species complexes that contain non-vector species, is important for strategic planning of malaria control programmes. Geographical information systems have allowed researchers to visualize distribution data on maps together with environmental parameters, such as rainfall a...

Ecological niche and potential distribution of Anopheles arabiensis in Africa in 2050

Drake, John, Beier, John
Malaria Journal 13(1), 213. (2014)

BACKGROUND:The future distribution of malaria in Africa is likely to be much more dependent on environmental conditions than the current distribution due to the effectiveness of indoor and therapeutic anti-malarial interventions, such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying for mosquitoes (IRS), artemisinin-combination therapy ...

Efficacy of various insecticides recommended for indoor residual spraying: pirimiphos methyl, potential alternative to bendiocarb for pyrethroid resistance management in Benin, West Africa

Agossa, F. R., Aikpon, R., Azondekon, R., Govoetchan, R., Padonnou, G. G., Oussou, O., Oke-Agbo, F., Akogbeto, M. C.
T Roy Soc Trop Med H 108(2), 84-91. (Feb 2014)

Background: Using the same insecticide for multiple successive indoor residual spraying (IRS) cycles is not recommended; instead, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has decided to select another insecticide (insecticide B) in addition to bendiocarb for indoor residual spraying. Methods: An experimental hut trial comparing the effectiveness...