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Mass drug administration for malaria elimination : do we understand the settings well enough?

Hetzel, Manuel W. and Genton, Blaise. (2018) Mass drug administration for malaria elimination : do we understand the settings well enough? BMC medicine, 16. p. 239.

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Abstract

Mass drug administration (MDA) of antimalarials has re-emerged as a recommended tool for interrupting malaria transmission, but evidence from low endemicity settings is scarce. A trial in Zanzibar found that two rounds of MDA made no significant impact on malaria incidence, and many questions on the optimal mode and setting for implementing MDA remain unanswered. A more thorough understanding of local sources and drivers of transmission, and a better toolbox for evaluating interventions in near-elimination settings are essential.Please see related research article: https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-018-1202-8 .
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Clinical Epidemiology (Genton)
UniBasel Contributors:Hetzel, Manuel W. and Genton, Blaise
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1741-7015
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
Language:English
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