Malaria web collection

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The theme of this year’s World Malaria Day is ‘Closing the Prevention Gap’. According to the World Malaria Report 2015, in sub-Saharan Africa, 663 million cases of malaria were prevented between 2001 and 2015 through the scale-up of core malaria control tools, with insecticide-treated nets having had the greatest impact. However, many people in malaria-affected countries continue to lack access to life-saving prevention tools.

To support World Malaria Day, we have put together a collection of papers from Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health over the past 2 years focusing on malaria prevention and elimination. The collection includes Editorials from Professor Brian Greenwood and Professor Kevin Marsh, and a number or original research papers and review articles.

The collection will be freely available online until 30 June 2017. Simply click on the titles below to read the full text.

Editorial: Elimination of malaria: halfway there
Brian Greenwood
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2017) 111 (1): 1-2.

Editorial: Africa in transition: the case of malaria
Kevin Marsh
Int Health (2016) 8 (3): 155-156.

Vectorial capacity and vector control: reconsidering sensitivity to parameters for malaria elimination
Oliver J. Brady, H. Charles J. Godfray, Andrew J. Tatem et al.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2016) 110 (2): 107-117.

Evolution of insecticide resistance diagnostics in malaria vectors
David Weetman and Martin James Donnelly
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2015) 109 (5): 291-293.

Decrease of microscopic Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence during pregnancy following IPTp-SP implementation in urban cities of Gabon
M.K. Bouyou-Akotet, D.P. Mawili-Mboumba, E. Kendjo et al.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2016) 110 (6): 333-342.

Antimalarial mass drug administration: ethical considerations
Phaik Yeong Cheah and Nicholas J White
Int Health (2016) 8 (4): 235-238.

Malaria genomics: tracking a diverse and evolving parasite population
Dominic Kwiatkowski
Int Health (2015) 7 (2): 82-84.

Challenges to malaria surveillance following elimination of indigenous transmission: findings from a hospital-based study in rural Sri Lanka
Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Samafilan Ainan, Risintha Gayan Premaratne et al.
Int Health (2015) 7 (5): 317-323.

Malaria vector control at a crossroads: public health entomology and the drive to elimination
Abraham P. Mnzava, Michael B. Macdonald, Tessa B. Knox et al.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2014) 108 (9): 550-554.

A call for papers

The RSTMH journals, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health, are looking for submissions of original research papers and reviews in all areas of malaria research.

To submit a paper and to view our author instructions visit: (Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene) or (International Health)

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