Malaria

What will move malaria control to elimination in South Africa?

D Moonasar, N Morris, I Kleinschmidt, R Maharaj, J Raman, N T Mayet, F G Benson, D N Durrheim, L Blumberg

Abstract


In this supplement, several authors have shared lessons from the past and identified factors that led to the significant reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality during the past half-century in South Africa. In addition, strategies for achieving malaria elimination have been proposed. Here, we highlight the gaps that have been identified and make proposals for taking South Africa from malaria control to elimination.


Authors' affiliations

D Moonasar, Malaria Directorate, National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

N Morris, Malaria Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

I Kleinschmidt, Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

R Maharaj, Malaria Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

J Raman, Malaria Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

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

F G Benson, Malaria Directorate, National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

D N Durrheim, School of Public Health Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia; Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

L Blumberg, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Outbreak Response, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, 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):801-806. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7445

Article History

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

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