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Ecology: a prerequisite for malaria elimination and eradication.

Ferguson, H. M., Dornhaus, A., Beeche, A., Borgemeister, C., Gottlieb, M., Mulla, M. S., Gimnig, J. E., Fish, D. and Killeen, G. F. (2010) Ecology: a prerequisite for malaria elimination and eradication. PLoS medicine, 7 (8). e1000303. ISSN 1549-1676

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Abstract

The Global Malaria Eradication Program, launched in the middle of the last century, over-promised and under-delivered [1]. Decades of pessimism followed, during which malariologists were afraid to even mention the goal of this program by name [2]. The term eradication was often nervously referred to as “the E-word” by a disillusioned community that had learned from bitter experience that optimistic forecasts [3] had been based on an oversimplified view of transmission ecology [4]. Eradication of malaria remains beyond our grasp today, but is nevertheless firmly back on the global health agenda as a long-term target [5].

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Mosquito Control, Mosquito Nets, Ecology, Malaria control, Global Malaria eradication program,
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Policies, Strategies, Plans, Guidelines
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Health Systems
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 16:15
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:57
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/72

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