Dear Prof CERASALE MORTEO,
Malaria thrives in areas of poverty, adding further economic and social strain on these societies. Many of those most vulnerable to the disease, especially young children and pregnant women, are not able to access the preventative tools, diagnostics and therapeutics that could save their lives. In 2015, 429,000 deaths occurred – most of these were young children.
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Hundreds of millions of people have received ivermectin every year in campaigns against onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis with excellent safety profile. It is also an endectocide, a drug capable of killing mosquitoes feeding on treated subjects. In the face of the challenges posed by insecticide resistance and residual transmission, mass drug administration of endectocides holds potential as a complementary strategy for malaria elimination.
This ‘Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission’ thematic series in the Malaria Journal aims at providing a comprehensive assessment and factors to consider in adapting this tool for a potential new indication.
ACT now: anti-malarial market complexity one decade after the introduction of artemisinin combination therapy – evidence from sub-Saharan Africa and the Greater Mekong Sub-region
This series provides a comprehensive contemporary view of anti-malarial markets across several countries in SSA and the GMS, examining current levels of access to quality-assured first-line treatments and malaria diagnostics, and documenting the persistence of other non-first line medicines. This evidence serves as a benchmark for public and private sector initiatives that have aimed to scale up access to first-line treatment and confirmatory testing. Evidence can guide future strategies aimed at improving malaria case management and for accelerating progress towards malaria elimination.
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The association between malaria and malnutrition among under-five children in Shashogo District, Southern Ethiopia: a case-control study
GONE ET AL, INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF POVERTY
KURTH ET AL, MALARIA JOURNAL
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