World Malaria Day: Article Collection

25 Apr 2022

Fighting with Malaria. Children enjoy a summer afternoon sitting inside a mosquito net recently distributed by local health department at a plasmodium falciparum malaria prone area in a remote village in Birbhum, India to prevent mosquito borne diseases. Living far below poverty level these tribal families rarely manage to purchase mosquito net/ repellent resulting to a high death toll in the areas. Credit: Sudipto Das

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium group, spread through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria is preventable and curable, yet caused 627 000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2020.

This Monday 25th April is World Malaria Day. This international day is a chance to call for increased investment in malaria control.

The WHO theme for 2022 is “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.” The progress in fighting malaria has slowed in recent years, creating a need for a concerted effort in developing new vector control approaches, diagnostics, antimalarial medicines and other tools.

To mark this year’s World Malaria Day, we have put together a collection of papers from Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health. These articles are available freely online.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Long-lasting insecticide-treated net use and malaria infections on the Kenyan coast
Alice Kamau, Moses Musau, Grace Mtanje, Christine Mataza, Philip Bejon, Robert W Snow
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trac029

The impact of Loa loa microfilaraemia on research subject retention during a whole sporozoite malaria vaccine trial in Equatorial Guinea
Stephen R Manock, Vicente Urbano Nsue, Ally Olotu, Maximillian Mpina, Elizabeth Nyakarungu, José Raso, Ali Mtoro, Martín Eka Ondo Mangue, Beltrán Ekua Ntutumu Pasialo, Rufino Nguema, Pouria Riyahi, Tobias Schindler, Claudia Daubenberger, L W Preston Church, Peter F Billingsley, Thomas L Richie, Salim Abdulla, Stephen L Hoffman
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trac019

Unreported mixed Plasmodium species infection may increase vivax malaria in India: a challenge for malaria elimination
Shrikant Nema, Akansha Singh, Sri Krishna, Rajan Poriya, Shivangi Dubey, Nazia A Ali, Mrigendra Pal Singh, Anil Kumar Verma, Aparup Das, Praveen Kumar Bharti
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trac007

Towards improvement in malaria policy implementation in Nigeria: a qualitative study on factors influencing the translation of malaria policies to practice
Evbogaghe S Omo-Imafidon, Adedapo O Adeogun, Ayodele S Babalola, Philip O Okefu, Oluwaseun O Akinyemi
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trac005

Elevated admission C-reactive protein to albumin ratios are associated with disease severity and respiratory complications in adults with imported falciparum malaria
Bodo Hoffmeister, Abner D Aguilar Valdez
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trab167

The efficacy and safety of intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine vs artemisinin-based drugs for malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Xiajing Chu, Peijing Yan, Na Zhang, Nan Chen, Yang Liu, Lufang Feng, Meixuan Li, Ziyao Zhang, Qi Wang, Shizhong Wang, Kehu Yang
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trab158

Learnings from two independent malaria elimination demonstration projects in India
Harsh Rajvanshi, Kirti Mishra, Praveen K Bharti, Debakanta Sandhibigraha, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Aparup Das, Madan M Pradhan, Pradipta K Mohapatra, Pallavi Jain Govil, Nilima Kshirsagar, Aditya P Dash, Shrinath Singh, Ram Shankar Sahu, Harpreet Kaur, Neeraj Dhingra, Azadar Khan, Altaf A Lal
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trab148

International Health

Determinants of the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets in pregnant women: a mixed-methods study in Ghana
F Dun-Dery, N Kuunibe, P Meissner, V Winkler, A Jahn, O Müller 
International Health, ihab087

Insecticide-treated net distribution in Western Kenya: impacts related to COVID-19 and health worker strikes
Laurissa Suiyanka, Victor A Alegana, Robert W Snow
International Health, ihab051

Rethinking disease eradication: putting countries first
Teshome Gebre
International Health, ihab011

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: 
www.editorialmanager.com/trstmh (Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene) or www.editorialmanager.com/inthealth (International Health)

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