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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.

View all collections published in Malaria Journal.

  1. Research

    Eliminating Plasmodium falciparum in Hainan, China: a study on the use of behavioural change communication intervention to promote malaria prevention in mountain worker populations

    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...

    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

    Malaria Journal 2014 13:273

    Published on: 13 July 2014

  2. Research

    Importance of active case detection in a malaria elimination programme

    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), ...

    Renu Wickremasinghe, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Janani Thillekaratne, Panduka Mahendra Wijeyaratne and Ananda Rajitha Wickremasinghe

    Malaria Journal 2014 13:186

    Published on: 23 May 2014

  3. Research

    Integrating rapid risk mapping and mobile phone call record data for strategic malaria elimination planning

    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...

    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

    Malaria Journal 2014 13:52

    Published on: 10 February 2014

  4. Research

    Eliminating malaria in Malaysia: the role of partnerships between the public and commercial sectors in Sabah

    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...

    Kelly C Sanders, Christina Rundi, Jenarun Jelip, Yusof Rashman, Cara Smith Gueye and Roly D Gosling

    Malaria Journal 2014 13:24

    Published on: 21 January 2014

  5. Research

    Malaria control in Botswana, 2008–2012: the path towards elimination

    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...

    Chihanga Simon, Kentse Moakofhi, Tjantilili Mosweunyane, Haruna Baba Jibril, Bornapate Nkomo, Mpho Motlaleng, Davies Sedisa Ntebela, Emmanuel Chanda and Ubydul Haque

    Malaria Journal 2013 12:458

    Published on: 20 December 2013

  6. Research

    Active case detection for malaria elimination: a survey among Asia Pacific countries

    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 ...

    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…

    Malaria Journal 2013 12:358

    Published on: 9 October 2013

  7. Research

    A potential threat to malaria elimination: extensive deltamethrin and DDT resistance to Anopheles sinensis from the malaria-endemic areas in China

    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...

    Duo-quan Wang, Zhi-gui Xia, Shui-sen Zhou, Xiao-nong Zhou, Ru-bo Wang and Qing-feng Zhang

    Malaria Journal 2013 12:164

    Published on: 17 May 2013

  8. Research

    The feasibility of malaria elimination in South Africa

    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...

    Rajendra Maharaj, Natashia Morris, Ishen Seocharan, Philip Kruger, Devanand Moonasar, Aaron Mabuza, Eric Raswiswi and Jaishree Raman

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:423

    Published on: 19 December 2012

  9. Commentary

    Malaria elimination gaining ground in the Asia Pacific

    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...

    Roly D Gosling, Maxine Whittaker, Cara Smith Gueye, Nancy Fullman, Mario Baquilod, Rita Kusriastuti and Richard GA Feachem

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:346

    Published on: 18 October 2012

  10. Research

    Parasites and vectors carry no passport: how to fund cross-border and regional efforts to achieve malaria elimination

    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...

    Cara Smith Gueye, Alexandra Teng, Kelvin Kinyua, Frank Wafula, Roly Gosling and David McCoy

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:344

    Published on: 11 October 2012

  11. Review

    The global pipeline of new medicines for the control and elimination of malaria

    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...

    Melinda P Anthony, Jeremy N Burrows, Stephan Duparc, Joerg JMoehrle and Timothy NC Wells

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:316

    Published on: 7 September 2012

  12. Commentary

    Surveillance considerations for malaria elimination

    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...

    Victoria C Barclay, Rachel A Smith and Jill L Findeis

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:304

    Published on: 31 August 2012

  13. Research

    Operational research to inform a sub-national surveillance intervention for malaria elimination in Solomon Islands

    Successful reduction of malaria transmission to very low levels has made Isabel Province, Solomon Islands, a target for early elimination by 2014. High malaria transmission in neighbouring provinces and the po...

    Jo-An Atkinson, Marie-Louise Johnson, Rushika Wijesinghe, Albino Bobogare, L Losi, Matthew O'Sullivan, Yuka Yamaguchi, Geoffrey Kenilorea, Andrew Vallely, Qin Cheng, Andrew Ebringer, Lisa Bain, Karen Gray, Ivor Harris, Maxine Whittaker, Heidi Reid…

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:101

    Published on: 30 March 2012

  14. Research

    Malaria control in Bhutan: case study of a country embarking on elimination

    Bhutan has achieved a major reduction in malaria incidence amid multiple challenges. This case study seeks to characterize the Bhutan malaria control programme over the last 10 years.

    Thinley Yangzom, Cara Smith Gueye, Rinzin Namgay, Gawrie NL Galappaththy, Krongthong Thimasarn, Roly Gosling, Shiva Murugasampillay and Vas Dev

    Malaria Journal 2012 11:9

    Published on: 9 January 2012

  15. Research

    Changes in vector species composition and current vector biology and behaviour will favour malaria elimination in Santa Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

    In 2009, Santa Isabel Province in the Solomon Islands embarked on a malaria elimination programme. However, very little is known in the Province about the anopheline fauna, which species are vectors, their bio...

    Hugo Bugoro, Charlie Iro'ofa, Donna O Mackenzie, Allen Apairamo, Watson Hevalao, Sarah Corcoran, Albino Bobogare, Nigel W Beebe, Tanya L Russell, Cheng-Chen Chen and Robert D Cooper

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:287

    Published on: 30 September 2011

  16. Review

    The architecture and effect of participation: a systematic review of community participation for communicable disease control and elimination. Implications for malaria elimination

    Community engagement and participation has played a critical role in successful disease control and elimination campaigns in many countries. Despite this, its benefits for malaria control and elimination are y...

    Jo-An Atkinson, Andrew Vallely, Lisa Fitzgerald, Maxine Whittaker and Marcel Tanner

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:225

    Published on: 4 August 2011

  17. Research

    Community participation for malaria elimination in tafea province, vanuatu: part ii. social and cultural aspects of treatment-seeking behaviour

    Early diagnosis and prompt effective case management are important components of any malaria elimination strategy. Tafea Province, Vanuatu has a rich history of traditional practices and beliefs, which have be...

    Anna Tynan, Jo-An Atkinson, Hilson Toaliu, George Taleo, Lisa Fitzgerald, Maxine Whittaker, Ian Riley, Mark Schubert and Andrew Vallely

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:204

    Published on: 26 July 2011

  18. Methodology

    A framework for assessing the feasibility of malaria elimination

    The recent scale-up of malaria interventions, the ensuing reductions in the malaria burden, and reinvigorated discussions about global eradication have led many countries to consider malaria elimination as an ...

    Bruno Moonen, Justin M Cohen, Andy J Tatem, Jessica Cohen, Simon I Hay, Oliver Sabot and David L Smith

    Malaria Journal 2010 9:322

    Published on: 11 November 2010

  19. Research

    Baseline spatial distribution of malaria prior to an elimination programme in Vanuatu

    The Ministry of Health in the Republic of Vanuatu has implemented a malaria elimination programme in Tafea Province, the most southern and eastern limit of malaria transmission in the South West Pacific. Tafea...

    Heidi Reid, Andrew Vallely, George Taleo, Andrew J Tatem, Gerard Kelly, Ian Riley, Ivor Harris, Iata Henri, Sam Iamaher and Archie CA Clements

    Malaria Journal 2010 9:150

    Published on: 2 June 2010

  20. Research

    Community participation for malaria elimination in Tafea Province, Vanuatu: Part I. Maintaining motivation for prevention practices in the context of disappearing disease

    In the 1990s, the experience of eliminating malaria from Aneityum Island, Vanuatu is often given as evidence for the potential to eliminate malaria in the south-west Pacific. This experience, however, cannot p...

    Jo-An M Atkinson, Lisa Fitzgerald, Hilson Toaliu, George Taleo, Anna Tynan, Maxine Whittaker, Ian Riley and Andrew Vallely

    Malaria Journal 2010 9:93

    Published on: 12 April 2010

  21. Research

    Pre-elimination of malaria on the island of Príncipe

    Plasmodium falciparum is the major species responsible for malaria transmission on the island of Príncipe, in the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (STP). Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has been intensively deplo...

    Pei-Wen Lee, Chia-Tai Liu, Herodes Sacramento Rampao, Virgilio E do Rosario and Men-Fang Shaio

    Malaria Journal 2010 9:26

    Published on: 20 January 2010

  22. Editorial

    Towards malaria elimination - a new thematic series

    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 sett...

    Marcel Tanner and Marcel Hommel

    Malaria Journal 2010 9:24

    Published on: 20 January 2010