Sahel, savana, riverine and urban malaria in West Africa: Similar control policies with different outcomes
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Sahel, savana, riverine and urban malaria in West Africa
Abstract: 

The study sites for the West African ICEMR are in three countries (The Gambia, Senegal, Mali) and are located within 750 km of each other. In addition, the National Malaria Control Programmes of these countries have virtually identical policies: (1) Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) for the treatment of symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection, (2) Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated bed Nets (LLINs) to reduce the Entomololgic Inoculation Rate (EIR), and (3) sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the Intermittent Preventive Treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp). However, the prevalence of P. falciparum malaria and the status of malaria control vary markedly across the four sites with differences in the duration of the transmission season (from 4-5 to 10-11 months), the intensity of transmission (with EIRs from unmeasurably low to 4-5 per person per month), multiplicity of infection (from a mean of 1.0 to means of 2-5) and the status of malaria control (from areas which have virtually no control to areas that are at the threshold of malaria elimination). The most important priority is the need to obtain comparable data on the population-based prevalence, incidence and transmission of malaria before new candidate interventions or combinations of interventions are introduced for malaria control.

Author(s): 
Ceesay, Serign J.
Bojang, Kalifa A.
Nwakanma, Davis
Conway, David J.
Koita, Ousmane A.
Doumbia, Seydou O.
Ndiaye, Daouda
Coulibaly, Tinzana F.
Diakite, Mahamadou
Traoré, Sekou F.
Coulibaly, Mamadou
Ndiaye, Jean-Louis
Sarr, Ousmane
Gaye, Oumar
Konaté, Lassana
Sy, Ngayo
Faye, Babacar
Faye, Ousmane
Sogoba, Nafomon
Jawara, Musa
Dao, Adama
Poudiougou, Belco
Diawara, Sory
Okebe, Joseph
Sangaré, Lansana
Abubakar, Ismaela
Sissako, Aliou
Diarra, Ayouba
Keita, Moussa
Kandeh, Balla
Long, Carole A.
Fairhurst, Rick M.
Duraisingh, Manoj
Perry, Robert
Muskavitch, Marc A. T.
Valim, Clarissa
Volkman, Sarah K.
Wirth, Dyann F.
Krogstad, Donald J.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Acta Tropica
Journal Abbreviation: 
Acta Trop.
Publication Date: 
3/12/2015
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
166-174
Volume: 
121
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1873-6254
DOI: 
10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.11.005
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 22119584 PMCID: PMC3294051

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Serign J. Ceesay, Kalifa A. Bojang, Davis Nwakanma, David J. Conway, Ousmane A. Koita, Seydou O. Doumbia, Daouda Ndiaye, Tinzana F. Coulibaly, Mahamadou Diakite, Sekou F. Traoré, Mamadou Coulibaly, Jean-Louis Ndiaye, Ousmane Sarr, Oumar Gaye, Lassana Konaté, Ngayo Sy, Babacar Faye, Ousmane Faye, Nafomon Sogoba, Musa Jawara, Adama Dao, Belco Poudiougou, Sory Diawara, Joseph Okebe, Lansana Sangaré, Ismaela Abubakar, Aliou Sissako, Ayouba Diarra, Moussa Keita, Balla Kandeh, Carole A. Long, Rick M. Fairhurst, Manoj Duraisingh, Robert Perry, Marc A. T. Muskavitch, Clarissa Valim, Sarah K. Volkman, Dyann F. Wirth and Donald J. Krogstad. 3/12/2015. "Sahel, savana, riverine and urban malaria in West Africa: Similar control policies with different outcomes." Acta Tropica 121: 3: 166-174. 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.11.005.

Wikipedia Citation

<ref> {{Cite journal | doi = 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.11.005 | issn = 1873-6254 | volume = 121 | pages = 166-174 | last = Ceesay | first = Serign J. | coauthors = Bojang, Kalifa A., Nwakanma, Davis, Conway, David J., Koita, Ousmane A., Doumbia, Seydou O., Ndiaye, Daouda, Coulibaly, Tinzana F., Diakite, Mahamadou, Traoré, Sekou F., Coulibaly, Mamadou, Ndiaye, Jean-Louis, Sarr, Ousmane, Gaye, Oumar, Konaté, Lassana, Sy, Ngayo, Faye, Babacar, Faye, Ousmane, Sogoba, Nafomon, Jawara, Musa, Dao, Adama, Poudiougou, Belco, Diawara, Sory, Okebe, Joseph, Sangaré, Lansana, Abubakar, Ismaela, Sissako, Aliou, Diarra, Ayouba, Keita, Moussa, Kandeh, Balla, Long, Carole A., Fairhurst, Rick M., Duraisingh, Manoj, Perry, Robert, Muskavitch, Marc A. T., Valim, Clarissa, Volkman, Sarah K., Wirth, Dyann F., Krogstad, Donald J. | title = Sahel, savana, riverine and urban malaria in West Africa: Similar control policies with different outcomes | journal = Acta Tropica | date = 3/12/2015 | pmid = | pmc = }} </ref>