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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...

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 ...

Estimating mortality, morbidity and disability due to malaria among Africa's non-pregnant population

Snow, R. W., Craig, M., Deichmann, U., Marsh, K.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 77(8), 624-640. (1999)

The contribution of malaria to morbidity and mortality among people in Africa has been a subject of academic interest, political advocacy, and speculation. National statistics for much of sub-Saharan Africa have proved to be an unreliable source of disease-specific morbidity and mortality data. Credible estimates of disease-specific burdens are req...

Estimating the Global Clinical Burden of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in 2007

Hay, Simon I., Okiro, Emelda A., Gething, Peter W., Patil, Anand P., Tatem, Andrew J., Guerra, Carlos A., Snow, Robert W.
PLoS Med 7(6), e1000290. (2010)

Simon Hay and colleagues derive contemporary estimates of the global clinical burden of Plasmodium falciparum malaria (the deadliest form of malaria) using cartography-based techniques.

Evaluation of a species-specific PCR assay for the Anopheles funestus group from eleven African countries and Madagascar

Weeto, M. M., Koekemoer, L. L., Kamau, L., Hunt, R. H., Coetzee, M.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98(3), 142-147. (Mar 2004)

A newly published cocktail polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay can identify five members of the Anopheles funestus group: An. funestus, An. vaneedeni, An. parensis, An. leesoni and An. rivulorum. The assay was evaluated on specimens from 11 African countries: Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanza...