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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. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Review

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Review

    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

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:101

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Suriname was a high malaria risk country before the introduction of a new five-year malaria control program in 2005, the Medical Mission Malaria Programme (MM-MP). Malaria was endemic in the forested interior,...

    Authors: Hélène Hiwat, Loretta S Hardjopawiro, Willem Takken and Leopoldo Villegas

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:10

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  20. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2012 11:9

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    Swaziland is working to be the first country in mainland sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate malaria. The highest level of Swaziland's government recently approved a national elimination policy, which endorses Swa...

    Authors: Simon Kunene, Allison A Phillips, Roly D Gosling, Deepika Kandula and Joseph M Novotny

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2011 10:313

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  22. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2011 10:287

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  23. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2011 10:225

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2011 10:204

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  25. Content type: Methodology

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2010 9:322

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  26. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2010 9:150

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  27. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2010 9:93

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  28. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2010 9:26

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  29. Content type: Research

    With the dramatic drop in the transmission of malaria in Sri Lanka in recent years, the country entered the malaria pre-elimination stage in 2008. Assessing the community prevalence of hidden malaria parasites...

    Authors: Rupika S Rajakaruna, Michael Alifrangis, Priyanie H Amerasinghe and Flemming Konradsen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2010 9:25

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  30. Content type: Editorial

    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...

    Authors: Marcel Tanner and Marcel Hommel

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2010 9:24

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