Group | Malaria Interventions

Delivering Nets Against Malaria, Tanzania 2013

The Malaria Interventions group includes a number of large-scale service projects, as well as a substantial operations research portfolio. Our operational research is usually associated with these large projects on issues related to national-level implementation of malaria control activities mainly in Tanzania and DR Congo. Separate research programmes on quality of care, health financing, and the treatment of mild and severe episodes of malaria complete our portfolio.

Towards Elimination of Malaria in Tanzania

Tanzania made massive progress in malaria control through innovative approaches over the past decade. To sustain and expand these results, the TEMT project aims to support cost-effective and evidence-based malaria control efforts at national and decentralized level, enhance multi-sectoral action in malaria control and develop a comprehensive knowledge management strategy for malaria control in Tanzania. Read more

The GlobMal Project

The GlobMal  project (supported by SDC) aims to strengthen the Roll Back Malaria Partnership by organizing the Vector Control Working Group and the Case Management Working Group. GlobMal also aims to build capacity through a range of training courses for different malaria control personnel. The project is in its 3rd phase. Read more about the project

The NETCELL Project

For the past 12 years, the NETCELL project (supported by SDC) has worked within the Tanzanian National Malaria Control Programme to strengthen the National Mosquito Net Programme (NATNETS) and improve case management. The overall goal of case management is to ensure universal access to appropriate, quality and timely diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Read more about the project

Awor P et al. Acceptability of pre-referral rectal artesunate for severe malaria in children under 5 years by health workers and caregivers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Uganda. Malar J. 2022;21:322. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-022-04348-7

Awor P et al. Care seeking and treatment of febrile children with and without danger signs of severe disease in Northern Uganda: results from three household surveys (2018-2020). Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022;107(4):934–938. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-1132

Brunner N.C et al. Prereferral rectal artesunate and referral completion among children with suspected severe malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Uganda. BMJ Glob Health. 2022;7(5):e008346. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008346

Fink G et al. Mosquito net use in early childhood and survival to adulthood in Tanzania. N Engl J Med. 2022;386:428-436. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2112524

Hetzel M.W et al. Effectiveness of rectal artesunate as pre-referral treatment for severe malaria in children under 5 years of age: a multi-country observational study. BMC Med. 2022;20:343. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-022-02541-8