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Towards malaria elimination

The launch of a new thematic series of Malaria Journal"Towards malaria elimination", creates the forum that allows carrying scientific evidence on how to achieve malaria elimination in specific endemic settings and conditions into the circles of scientists, public health specialists, national and global programme managers, funders and decision makers.

"Towards malaria elimination" welcomes original papers, reviews, commentaries and opinion pieces on malaria elimination and eradication, and hopes that this mix of scientific information and debate will catalyze and dynamize the move towards more intensified control and progressively malaria elimination within a spirit of mutual learning for change. The Editors very much hope that many scientists, public health professionals and policy makers will start using "Towards malaria elimination" as one of their ways to share new evidence or to discuss evidence presented in the scientific literature.

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  1. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has been the main tool used to control malaria. Reducing the life span and the density of the vector mosquitoes are direct effects of IRS towards restricting malaria transmission...

    Authors: Medina Ibrahim, Hunachew Beyene, Alemu Tolcha, Habtamu Eskendir and Abiyu Ayalew Assefa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:144
  2. Measuring risk of malaria transmission is complex, especially in case of Plasmodium vivax. This may be overcome using membrane feeding assays in the field where P. vivax is endemic. However, mosquito-feeding assa...

    Authors: Andargie Abate, Jifar Hassen, Laurent Dembele, Didier Menard and Lemu Golassa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:136
  3. Malaria remains one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in Cameroon. To inform vector control intervention decision making, malaria vector surveillance was conducted monthly from October 2018 to Sept...

    Authors: Etienne Fondjo, Jean-Claude Toto, Magellan Tchouakui, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Salomon Patchoke, Benjamin Menze, Boris Njeambosay, Francis Zeukeug, Raymond Tabue Ngomdjum, Elysée Mandeng, Emmanuel Elanga-Ndille, Edmond Kopya, Jerome Achille Binyang, Cyrille Ndo, Billy Tene-Fossog, Armel Tedjou…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:123
  4. SMC was adopted in Nigeria in 2014 and by 2021 was being implemented in 18 states, over four months between June and October by 143000 community drug distributors (CDDs) to a target population of 23million chi...

    Authors: Nnenna Ogbulafor, Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Emmanuel Shekarau, Jamilu Nikau, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Nadia M. L. Fanou, Ibrahima Marietou Mbaye, Jean-Louis Ndiaye, Andre-Marie Tchouatieu, Abena Poku-Awuku, Corinne Merle, Susana Scott, Paul Milligan, Aminu Ali, Hauwa’u Evelyn Yusuf, Stephen Oguche…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:120
  5. Malaria remains a major public health concern in Cameroon. Understanding vector distribution and malaria transmission dynamics is of paramount importance for evaluating the performance of control strategies. T...

    Authors: Nelly Armanda Kala Chouakeu, Timoléon Tchuinkam, Roland Bamou, Mabu Maxim Bindamu, Abdou Talipouo, Edmond Kopya, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:116
  6. Malaria remains a main parasitic disease of humans. Although the largest number of cases is reported in the African region, there are still endemic foci in the Americas. Central America reported 36,000 malaria...

    Authors: Gabriela Matamoros, Denis Escobar, Alejandra Pinto, Delmy Serrano, Eliška Ksandrová, Nicole Grimaldi, Gabriel Juárez-Fontecha, Marcela Moncada, Hugo O. Valdivia and Gustavo Fontecha
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:110
  7. Malaria is still one of the major infectious diseases affecting human health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has attached special importance to malaria-related technical training for its global elimin...

    Authors: Cheng Liang, Xuedan Ke, Yuanyuan Cao, Weiming Wang, Mengmeng Yang, Jie Wang, Cecilia T. Hugo, Leonard Ortega, Glenda Gonzales, Guoding Zhu and Jun Cao
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:90
  8. Anopheles farauti is one of the major vectors of malaria in the Southwest Pacific region and is responsible for past outbreaks in Australia. With an adaptable biting profile conducive to behavioural resistance to...

    Authors: Weng K. Chow, Nigel W. Beebe, Luke Ambrose, Paul Pickering and Robert D. Cooper
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:85
  9. In western Kenya, not all malaria cases are reported as stipulated in the community case management of malaria (CCMm) strategy. This underreporting affects the equity distribution of malaria commodities and th...

    Authors: Wilfred Ouma Otambo, Kevin O. Ochwedo, Collince J. Omondi, Ming-Chieh Lee, Chloe Wang, Harrysone Atieli, Andew K. Githeko, Guofa Zhou, James Kazura, John Githure and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:83
  10. Some anti-malarial drugs often cause haemolytic anaemia in glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDd) patients. This study aims to analyse the association of G6PDd and anaemia in malaria patients rec...

    Authors: Erni J. Nelwan, Sharifah Shakinah and Adeline Pasaribu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:77
  11. Since 2004, malaria transmission on Bioko Island has declined significantly as a result of the scaling-up of control interventions. The aim of eliminating malaria from the Island remains elusive, however, unde...

    Authors: Guillermo A. García, Mark Janko, Dianna E. B. Hergott, Olivier T. Donfack, Jordan M. Smith, Jeremías Nzamío Mba Eyono, Kylie R. DeBoer, Restituto Mba Nguema Avue, Wonder P. Phiri, Edward M. Aldrich, Christopher Schwabe, Thomas C. Stabler, Matilde Riloha Rivas, Ewan Cameron, Carlos A. Guerra, Jackie Cook…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:72
  12. Malaria is a major public health issue with substantial risks among vulnerable populations. Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends SP-IPTp in the second and third trimesters. However, the ef...

    Authors: Adebanjo J. Adegbola, Omotade A. Ijarotimi, Akaninyene E. Ubom, Bukola A. Adesoji, Olajide E. Babalola, Emma F. Hocke, Helle Hansson, Andria Mousa, Oluseye O. Bolaji, Michael Alifrangis and Cally Roper
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:71
  13. Malaria, transmitted by the bite of infective female Anopheles mosquitoes, remains a global public health problem. The presence of an invasive Anopheles stephensi, capable of transmitting Plasmodium vivax and Pla...

    Authors: Abebe Teshome, Berhanu Erko, Lemu Golassa, Gedeon Yohannes, Seth R. Irish, Sarah Zohdy and Sisay Dugassa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:48
  14. Mass distributions of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) have contributed to large reductions in the malaria burden. However, this success is in jeopardy due in part to the increasing pyrethroid-resistant ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Mbuba, Olukayode G. Odufuwa, Jason Moore, Selemani Mmbaga, Emile Tchicaya, Constant Edi, Vani Chalageri, Sreehari Uragayala, Amit Sharma, Manju Rahi, Kamaraju Raghavendra, Alex Eapen, Hannah Koenker, Amanda Ross and Sarah J. Moore
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:30
  15. Malaria is a leading cause of outpatient visits and deaths among children in Guinea. Despite several mass distribution campaigns of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Guinea, ITN ownership and use remain low. ...

    Authors: Ousmane Oumou Diallo, Ifeoma D. Ozodiegwu, Alioune Camara, Beatriz Galatas and Jaline Gerardin
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:29
  16. Malaria infection during pregnancy is a significant public health problem that puts pregnant women at risk. Interruption of transmission of asymptomatic malaria among a population remained a challenge and the ...

    Authors: Fufa Balcha, Takele Menna and Fantu Lombamo
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2023 22:28
  17. Declining efficacy of chloroquine for the treatment Plasmodium vivax malaria has been reported in different endemic settings in Ethiopia. This highlights the need to assess alternative options for P. vivax treatm...

    Authors: Hussein Mohammed, Heven Sime, Henok Hailgiorgis, Melkie Chernet, Mihreteab Alebachew, Hiwot Solomon, Gudissa Assefa, Mebrahtom Haile, Samuel Girma, Worku Bekele, Geremew Tasew, Bokretsion Gidey, Robert J. Commons and Ashenafi Assefa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:401
  18. Clandestine gold miners remain key hosts for malaria in French Guiana (FG) and contribute to imported malaria cases in Suriname and Brazil. The Malakit intervention, implemented in FG borders with Suriname and...

    Authors: Cécile Longchamps, Muriel Suzanne Galindo, Yann Lambert, Alice Sanna, Louise Mutricy, Laure Garancher, Antoine Adenis, Mathieu Nacher, Martha Suarez-Mutis, Hedley Cairo, Helen Hiwat, Stephen Vreden and Maylis Douine
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:397
  19. The use of insecticide-treated bed nets has been proven to be effective in reducing malaria transmission in highly endemic areas. Use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) has been embraced by many malaria...

    Authors: Anne Ruth Akello, John Paul Byagamy, Samuel Etajak, Charles Stephen Okadhi and Adoke Yeka
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:363
  20. Endemic malaria is present in all 15 municipalities of Roraima state, Brazilian Amazonia. Knowledge of epidemiological data of specific populations can guide health policies to formulate effective strategies f...

    Authors: Jacqueline de Aguiar Barros, Fabiana Granja, Pedro Pequeno, Paola Marchesini and Maria de Fátima Ferreira da Cruz
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:358
  21. Haemoglobinopathies and G6PD deficiency are inherited disorders found mostly in malaria-endemic areas among different tribal groups of India. However, epidemiological data specific to Particularly Vulnerable T...

    Authors: Sujata Dixit, Arundhuti Das, Ramakanta Rana, Hemant K. Khuntia, Akhil B. Ota, Sanghamitra Pati, Madhusmita Bal and Manoranjan Ranjit
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:340
  22. Despite several efforts at addressing the barriers to adherence to the WHO-supported test, treat and track (T3) malaria case management guideline in Ghana, adherence remains a challenge. This study explored th...

    Authors: Augusta Soninour Kolekang, Yaw Afrane, Stephen Apanga, Dejan Zurovac, Anthony Kwarteng, Samuel Afari-Asiedu, Kwaku Poku Asante and Anthony Danso-Appiah
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:332
  23. Gametocytes are the sexual stages ensuring continuity of the development cycle of the parasite, as well as its transmission to humans. The efficacy of artemisinin-based anti-malarials against asexual stages of Pl...

    Authors: Malalanandrianina A. Rakotoarisoa, Jocia Fenomanana, Bronislaw Tchesterico Dodoson, Voahangy Hanitriniaina I. Andrianaranjaka and Arsène Ratsimbasoa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:331
  24. Broflanilide is a newly discovered insecticide with a novel mode of action targeting insect γ-aminobutyric acid receptors. The efficacy of VECTRON T500, a wettable powder formulation of broflanilide, was assesse...

    Authors: Renaud Govoetchan, Augustin Fongnikin, Thomas Syme, Graham Small, Martial Gbegbo, Damien Todjinou, Mark Rowland, Derric Nimmo, Germain Gil Padonou and Corine Ngufor
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:324
  25. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certificated China malaria free, but imported malaria is a continuous challenge in preventing reintroduction of malaria in the border area of China. Understanding risk f...

    Authors: Jian-Wei Xu, Dao-Wei Deng, Chun Wei, Xing-Wu Zhou and Jian-Xiong Li
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:288
  26. Countries in the southern Africa region have set targets for malaria elimination between 2020 and 2030. Malaria vector control is among the key strategies being implemented to achieve this goal. This paper cri...

    Authors: Theresia Estomih Nkya, Ulrike Fillinger, Onyango P. Sangoro, Rose Marubu, Emmanuel Chanda and Clifford Maina Mutero
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:279
  27. Malaria is a major public health concern in The Gambia. There is limited data on the clinical manifestation and outcome of severe malaria in adult patients in The Gambia. The study therefore assessed the clini...

    Authors: Sheikh Omar Bittaye, Abubacarr Jagne, Lamin ES Jaiteh, Behzad Nadjm, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Abdul Karim Sesay, Yankuba Singhateh, Emmanuel Effa, Ousman Nyan and Ramou Njie
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:270
  28. The increase in detections of Plasmodium vivax infection in Duffy-negative individuals in Africa has challenged the dogma establishing the unique P. vivax Duffy Binding Protein-Duffy antigen receptor for chemokin...

    Authors: Andargie Abate, Isabelle Bouyssou, Solenne Mabilotte, Cecile Doderer-Lang, Laurent Dembele, Didier Menard and Lemu Golassa
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:230
  29. The most important malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa are Anopheles gambiae, Anopheles arabiensis, Anopheles funestus, and Anopheles coluzzii. Of these, An. funestus presently dominates in many settings in eas...

    Authors: Najat F. Kahamba, Marceline Finda, Halfan S. Ngowo, Betwel J. Msugupakulya, Francesco Baldini, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Heather M. Ferguson and Fredros O. Okumu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2022 21:158
  30. In China, the prevalence of malaria has reduced dramatically due to the elimination programme. The continued success of the programme will depend upon the accurate diagnosis of the disease in the laboratory. T...

    Authors: Jian-hai Yin, He Yan, Fang Huang, Mei Li, Hui-hui Xiao, Shui-sen Zhou and Zhi-gui Xia
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2015 14:40
  31. Mpumalanga in South Africa is committed to eliminating malaria by 2018 and efforts are increasing beyond that necessary for malaria control. Differential Equation models may be used to study the incidence and ...

    Authors: Sheetal P Silal, Francesca Little, Karen I Barnes and Lisa J White
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:297
  32. In the island of Hainan, the great majority of malaria cases occur in mountain worker populations. Using the behavioral change communication (BCC) strategy, an interventional study was conducted to promote mou...

    Authors: Chang-hua He, Xi-min Hu, Guang-ze Wang, Wei Zhao, Ding-wei Sun, Yu-chun Li, Chun-xiang Chen, Jian-wei Du and Shan-qing Wang
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:273
  33. Malaria elimination is back on the agenda, but it remains challenging for countries to make the transition from effective control to elimination. Many other infectious diseases have been targeted by globally-c...

    Authors: Maxine A Whittaker, Angela J Dean and Arna Chancellor
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:221
  34. With the aim of eliminating malaria from Sri Lanka by 2014, the Anti-Malaria Campaign of Sri Lanka (AMC) sought the support of Tropical and Environmental Disease and Health Associates Private Limited (TEDHA), ...

    Authors: Renu Wickremasinghe, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Janani Thillekaratne, Panduka Mahendra Wijeyaratne and Ananda Rajitha Wickremasinghe
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:186
  35. As successful malaria control programmes re-orientate towards elimination, the identification of transmission foci, targeting of attack measures to high-risk areas and management of importation risk become hig...

    Authors: Andrew J Tatem, Zhuojie Huang, Clothilde Narib, Udayan Kumar, Deepika Kandula, Deepa K Pindolia, David L Smith, Justin M Cohen, Bonita Graupe, Petrina Uusiku and Christopher Lourenço
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:52
  36. Countries in the Asia Pacific region have made great progress in the fight against malaria; several are rapidly approaching elimination. However, malaria control programmes operating in elimination settings fa...

    Authors: Kelly C Sanders, Christina Rundi, Jenarun Jelip, Yusof Rashman, Cara Smith Gueye and Roly D Gosling
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2014 13:24
  37. Botswana has made substantial progress towards malaria elimination across the country. This work assessed interventions and epidemiological characteristics of malaria in Botswana, during a period of decreasing...

    Authors: Chihanga Simon, Kentse Moakofhi, Tjantilili Mosweunyane, Haruna Baba Jibril, Bornapate Nkomo, Mpho Motlaleng, Davies Sedisa Ntebela, Emmanuel Chanda and Ubydul Haque
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2013 12:458
  38. Moving from malaria control to elimination requires national malaria control programmes to implement strategies to detect both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases in the community. In order to do this, malaria ...

    Authors: Cara Smith Gueye, Kelly C Sanders, Gawrie NL Galappaththy, Christina Rundi, Tashi Tobgay, Siv Sovannaroth, Qi Gao, Asik Surya, Garib D Thakur, Mario Baquilod, Won-ja Lee, Alby Bobogare, Sarath L Deniyage, Wichai Satimai, George Taleo, Nguyen M Hung…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2013 12:358
  39. Irregular migration in the form of human smuggling and human trafficking is recognized as a global public health issue. Thirty-two cases of Plasmodium falciparum were detected in 534 irregular migrants returning ...

    Authors: Kolitha Wickramage, Risintha G Premaratne, Sharika L Peiris and Davide Mosca
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2013 12:276
  40. Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is a growing concern in many countries and requires immediate attention because of the limited chemical arsenal available for vector control. There is lack of systemat...

    Authors: Duo-quan Wang, Zhi-gui Xia, Shui-sen Zhou, Xiao-nong Zhou, Ru-bo Wang and Qing-feng Zhang
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2013 12:164
  41. South Africa has targeted to eliminate malaria by the year 2018. Constant monitoring of malaria morbidity and mortality trends in affected subpopulations is therefore crucial in guiding and refining control in...

    Authors: Ester Khosa, Lazarus R Kuonza, Phillip Kruger and Eric Maimela
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2013 12:7
  42. Following the last major malaria epidemic in 2000, malaria incidence in South Africa has declined markedly. The decrease has been so emphatic that South Africa now meets the World Health Organization (WHO) thr...

    Authors: Rajendra Maharaj, Natashia Morris, Ishen Seocharan, Philip Kruger, Devanand Moonasar, Aaron Mabuza, Eric Raswiswi and Jaishree Raman
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:423
  43. Countries in the Asia Pacific region are making substantial progress toward eliminating malaria, but their success stories are rarely heard by a global audience. “Malaria 2012: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific...

    Authors: Roly D Gosling, Maxine Whittaker, Cara Smith Gueye, Nancy Fullman, Mario Baquilod, Rita Kusriastuti and Richard GA Feachem
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:346
  44. Tremendous progress has been made in the last ten years in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by malaria, in part because of increases in global funding for malaria control and elimination. Today, many co...

    Authors: Cara Smith Gueye, Alexandra Teng, Kelvin Kinyua, Frank Wafula, Roly Gosling and David McCoy
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:344
  45. Over the past decade, there has been a transformation in the portfolio of medicines to combat malaria. New fixed-dose artemisinin combination therapy is available, with four different types having received app...

    Authors: Melinda P Anthony, Jeremy N Burrows, Stephan Duparc, Joerg JMoehrle and Timothy NC Wells
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:316
  46. Constant malaria monitoring and surveillance systems have been highlighted as critical for malaria elimination. The absence of robust monitoring and surveillance systems able to respond to outbreaks in a timel...

    Authors: Victoria C Barclay, Rachel A Smith and Jill L Findeis
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:304