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World Malaria Day 2019

"Zero malaria starts with me"

"Zero malaria starts with me"

Every year, April 25th marks World Malaria Day.

Although substantial advances have been made in the last decade to eradicate malaria, progress has stalled in recent years. It is estimated that the number of deaths from malaria in 2017 was still around 435,000. Any number higher than zero is too high.  

At BMC, we want to kickstart the global response to malaria by providing you, the researcher, with our best content. As part of the fight to beat malaria, find our best articles, blogs and published collections below.

Kick-starting the journey to zero malaria

What people are doing at night that may increase their contact with malaria vectors?

Measuring and characterizing night time human behaviour as it relates to residual malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: a review of the published literature ​​​​​​​

What are people doing at night that may increase their contact with malaria vectors?

Age and gender trends in insecticide-treated net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis

Age and gender trends in insecticide-treated net use in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis

Universal bed net coverage to reduce malaria transmission cannot be achieved unless there is enough for everyone to use in endemic areas. 

Diagnostic tools in childhood malaria

Diagnostic tools in childhood malaria

An exploration of the different diagnostic tools available for childhood malaria, each with their characteristic strengths and limitations. These tools play a vital role in making an accurate malaria diagnosis and ultimately in treating the disease.

Are malaria elimination efforts on right track? An analysis of gains achieved and challenges ahead

Are malaria elimination efforts on the right track? An analysis of gains achieved and challenges ahead

The present review attempts to assess the progress gained in malaria elimination during the past few years and highlights some issues that could be important in successful malaria elimination.

Community health workers (CHWs)

Towards a framework for analyzing determinants of performance of community health workers in malaria prevention and control: a systematic review

Community health workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in improving coverage of and success to interventions aimed at reducing malaria incidence.

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