Successfully controlling malaria in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Blumberg, Lucille H.
dc.contributor.author Frean, J.
dc.contributor.author Asomugha, Chika
dc.contributor.author Baker, Lee
dc.contributor.author Barnes, K.I.
dc.contributor.author Brooke, Basil D.
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, M.
dc.contributor.author Duvenage, C.
dc.contributor.author Groepe, M.A.
dc.contributor.author Kleinschmidt, I.
dc.contributor.author Koekemoer, Lizette L.
dc.contributor.author Kruger, P.
dc.contributor.author Mabuza, A.
dc.contributor.author Margo, B.
dc.contributor.author Mayet, N.T.
dc.contributor.author Misiani, Eunice
dc.contributor.author Mokate, R.
dc.contributor.author Raswiswi, E.
dc.contributor.upauthor Moonasar, Devanand
dc.contributor.upauthor Raman, Jaishree
dc.contributor.upauthor Morris, Neil Kenneth
dc.contributor.upauthor Ukpe, I.S. (Indongesit Sunday)
dc.contributor.upauthor Maharaj, Rajendra
dc.contributor.upauthor De Jager, Christiaan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-04T05:57:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-04T05:57:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03
dc.description.abstract Following major successes in malaria control over the past 75 years, South Africa is now embarking on a malaria elimination campaign with the goal of zero local transmission by the year 2018. The key control elements have been intensive vector control, primarily through indoor residual spraying, case management based on parasitological diagnosis using evidence-based drug policies with artemisinin-based combination therapy since 2001, active health promotion in partnership with communities living in the malaria transmission areas, and cross-border collaborations. Political commitment and long-term funding for the malaria control programme have been a critical component of the programme’s success. Breaking the cycle of transmission through strengthening of active surveillance using sensitive molecular tests and field treatment of asymptomatic persons, monitoring for antimalarial drug resistance and insecticide resistance, strengthening cross-border initiatives, and ongoing programme advocacy in the face of a significant decrease in disease burden are key priorities for achieving the elimination goal. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.samj.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Blumberg, L, Frean, J & Moonasar, D 2014, 'Successfully controlling malaria in South Africa', South African Medical Journal, vol. 104, no. 3, pp. 224-227. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.7600
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45391
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Health & Medical Publishing Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Malaria elimination campaign en_ZA
dc.subject Intensive vector control en_ZA
dc.subject Indoor residual spraying en_ZA
dc.subject Case management en_ZA
dc.subject Health promotion en_ZA
dc.subject Cross-border collaborations en_ZA
dc.subject Political commitment en_ZA
dc.subject Long-term funding en_ZA
dc.title Successfully controlling malaria in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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