Trends in malaria epidemiological factors following the implementation of current control strategies in Dangassa, Mali.

23 Feb 2022
Touré M, Keita M, Kané F, Sanogo D, Kanté S, Konaté D, Diarra A, Sogoba N, Coulibaly MB, Traoré SF, Alifrangis M, Diakité M, Shaffer JG, Krogstad DJ, Doumbia S
Over the past decade, three strategies have reduced severe malaria cases and deaths in endemic regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas, specifically: (1) artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT); (2) insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs); and, (3) intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in pregnancy (IPTp). The rationale for this study was to examine communities in Dangassa, Mali where, in 2015, two additional control strategies were implemented: ITN universal coverage and seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) among children under 5 years old.