Defining the malaria burden in Nchelenge District, northern Zambia using the World Health Organization malaria indicators survey

M. Nambozi, P. Malunga, M. Mulenga, J.P. Van geertruyden, Umberto D'Alessandro

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    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Malaria is considered as one of the major public health problems and among the diseases of poverty. In areas of stable and relatively high transmission, pregnant women and their newborn babies are among the higher risk groups. A multicentre trial on the safety and efficacy of several formulations of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) during pregnancy is currently on-going in four African countries, including Zambia, whose study site is in Nchelenge district. As the study outcomes may be influenced by the local malaria endemicity, this needs to be characterized. A cross-sectional survey to determine the prevalence and intensity of infection among
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMalaria Journal
    Volume13
    Pages (from-to)220
    Number of pages7
    ISSN1475-2875
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Protozoal diseases
    • Malaria
    • Plasmodium falciparum
    • Plasmodium malariae
    • Vectors
    • Mosquitoes
    • Anopheles
    • Prevalence
    • Disease burden
    • Epidemiology
    • Risk groups
    • Women
    • Pregnancy
    • Infants
    • Artemisinin combination therapies (ACT)
    • ACT
    • Safety
    • Efficacy
    • Infection intensity
    • Endemicity
    • Hemoglobin concentration
    • Anemia
    • Surveys
    • Indicators
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • WHO
    • Zambia
    • Africa-East

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