Malaria

Health promotion: From malaria control to elimination

M A Groepe, J Urbach, H Jooste, K W Hlongwana, L Baker, E Misiani, N T Mayet

Abstract


Here we reflect on the achievement of some of the diverse activities that have brought malaria under control, highlight key challenges and propose specific health promotion interventions required to move South Africa’s malaria programme from control to elimination.


Authors' affiliations

M A Groepe, World Health Organization, Pretoria, South Africa

J Urbach, Africa Fighting Malaria, Durban, South Africa

H Jooste, Department of Social Development and Health, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

K W Hlongwana, Malaria Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

L Baker, Amayeza Information Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

E Misiani, Malaria Directorate, National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

N T Mayet, South African Regional Global Disease Detection Centre, National Institute for Communicable Disease, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

epidemiology; malaria; Malaria Control Programme; malaria elimination

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2013;103(10):799-800. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7444

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-08-29
Date published: 2013-08-29

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