Annual Review of the DFID Support to the National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) Nigeria

This review is of the 2nd year of work of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) support to the national malaria programme (SuNMaP). The goal of the support is ‘to achieve progress towards the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria’. Its purpose is ‘to strengthen delivery of Nigeria’s national malaria control effort’. This… Read more

Cost Effectiveness of Malaria Interventions

There have been many academic studies and analyses of malaria interventions and their cost effectiveness. Unfortunately however, as the studies have varying methodologies and countries of focus, they are difficult to compare. The information in this report outlines cost effectiveness data and conclusions. One article did a comparison of various trials which led the authors… Read more

Annotated Bibliography on Malaria and Health Systems Strengthening

The material in this bibliography covers: Health system strengthening (HSS) challenges regarding malaria prevention HSS challenges regarding diagnosis and treatment HSS challenges regarding financing of and access to malaria-related health care How malaria may affect HSS Level of health workers suitable for malaria care delivery Barriers to access How to reach the poorest Commodity-related issues… Read more

Nutrition and Malaria

This review looks at articles relating to malaria and nutrition. These addressed different stages of the lifecycle, both vivax and falciparum malaria, and varying nutritional interventions. Of these, the 5-10 most-cited trials and reviews relating to each of general undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, vitamin A, or zinc were selected for review and the ten most relevant… Read more

Product Development Partnerships (PDPs): Lessons from PDPs established to develop new health technologies for neglected diseases

There has been little historic research and development (R&D) investment in technologies to address developing country health needs. The reasons for this are numerous and include: High capital costs to undertake the R&D and the long time between R&D investment and “commercialisation” of the resulting technology R&D investment not appropriable (in this case, insufficient commercial… Read more

Scaling-up ITN access and use in sub-Saharan Africa:Estimated LLIN requirements and coverage outcomes based on the global delivery strategy mix

HRC REPORT: This report presents the relative cost-effectiveness of scaling-up delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). It concludes that there is currently unrealistic optimism on the levels of access to LLINs and their use that can be achieved within the next few years, and on the numbers of LLINs needed to reach these targets…. Read more

Prospects for Eradication and Elimination of Malaria: A technical briefing for DFID

HSRC REPORT: This briefing, concentrates on what is achievable with current tools and contemporary epidemiology in terms of Malaria eradication. New tools are likely to become available over time now that eradication is back on the agenda, backed by significant resources, but there are none which are likely to make global eradication possible currently near… Read more

Independent Review of Medicines for Malaria Venture

HRC REPORT: This report reviews MMV’s(Medicine for Malaria Ventures) mission, governance structures, management and operations, factors contributing to its successes to date and challenges for the future. It also analyses the different public-private partnerships formed by MMV, looking at the benefits of partnerships between ‘academia, industry and the public sector’.  

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