Smith, David L

Integrating rapid risk mapping and mobile phone call record data for strategic malaria elimination planning.

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Feb 19, 2014

BACKGROUND: As successful malaria control programmes re-orientate towards elimination, the identification of transmission foci, targeting of attack measures to high-risk areas and management of importation risk become high priorities.

Travel risk, malaria importation and malaria transmission in Zanzibar.

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Feb 22, 2012

The prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Zanzibar has reached historic lows.

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Human movement data for malaria control and elimination strategic planning.

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Sep 12, 2012

Recent increases in funding for malaria control have led to the reduction in transmission in many malaria endemic countries, prompting the national control programmes of 36 malaria endemic countries to set elimination targets.

The use of census migration data to approximate human movement patterns across temporal scales.

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Jan 17, 2013

Human movement plays a key role in economies and development, the delivery of services, and the spread of infectious diseases. However, it remains poorly quantified partly because reliable data are often lacking, particularly for low-income countries.

The use of mobile phone data for the estimation of the travel patterns and imported Plasmodium falciparum rates among Zanzibar residents.

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Dec 31, 2009

BACKGROUND: Malaria endemicity in Zanzibar has reached historically low levels, and the epidemiology of malaria transmission is in transition. To capitalize on these gains, Zanzibar has commissioned a feasibility assessment to help inform on whether to move to an elimination campaign.

Quantifying the impact of human mobility on malaria.

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Oct 15, 2012

Human movements contribute to the transmission of malaria on spatial scales that exceed the limits of mosquito dispersal.