Mapping a plasmodium transmission spatial suitability index in Solomon Islands: a malaria monitoring and control tool

Jeanne, Isabelle, Chambers, Lynda E., Kazazic, Adna, Russell, Tanya L., Bobogare, Albino, Bugoro, Hugo, Otto, Francis, Fafale, George, and Amjadali, Amanda (2018) Mapping a plasmodium transmission spatial suitability index in Solomon Islands: a malaria monitoring and control tool. Malaria Journal, 17. 381.

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Malaria remains a challenge in Solomon Islands, despite government efforts to implement a coordinated control programme. This programme resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of cases and mortality however, malaria incidence remains high in the three most populated provinces. Anopheles farauti is the primary malaria vector and a better understanding of the spatial patterns parasite transmission is required in order to implement effective control measures. Previous entomological studies provide information on the ecological preferences of An. farauti but this information has never before been gathered and “translated” in useful tools as maps that provide information at both the national level and at the scale of villages, thus enabling local targeted control measures.

Item ID: 55951
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1475-2875
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Funders: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government (DFAT)
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 00:49
FoR Codes: 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3702 Climate change science > 370202 Climatology @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4516 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing > 451614 Pacific Peoples public health and wellbeing @ 50%
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96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 30%
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