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East African Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment

February 2006

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The East African Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment (EANMAT) is a local initiative to strengthen the regional information base on parasite chemosensitivity, on which rational treatment policy can be based. The Network was formed in 1997 with three countries: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Rwanda joined in 2000 and Burundi in 2002. The network has high-level commitment and support from the Ministries of Health in the countries involved. EANMAT brings together representatives of the National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs) of the member countries, together with other operational and research expertise. This provides a dynamic assessment of current antimalarial treatment, and the data upon which policy change can be based. The website provides a seachable database of malaria treatment efficacy patterns, a map of sentinel sites where this data is gathered, the network's newsletter (including back issues), which comes out three times a year and includes articles about drug efficacy, recent research, and treatment programmes, and a fieldworkers' guide to in vivo anti-malarial drug efficacy testing

Malaria Foundation International : global networking against malaria


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This site provides a central source of information about malaria for scientists, students, educators, policy makers, travelers, and members of the media. It is a gateway for malaria information with comprehensive lists of links to other sites, and frequently serves as the on-line launching space for new malaria initiatives. The site also describes some of the MFI's other projects such as the SHARED directory, a database of people, organisations and projects addressing malaria around the world

Mapping malaria risk in Africa

December 2004

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This site presents maps of malaria risk and endemicity (the presence of malaria) in Africa, drawing on published and unpublished data, and through spatial modelling of malaria distribution, seasonality and endemicity. Many factors, especially endemicity, affect the choice of control methods. In the absence of such data it is impossible to rationalize the allocation of limited resources for malaria control. This site presents an opportunity to rethink endemicity and how we may map malaria risk in order to better support planning and programming of malaria control

Malaria during pregnancy resource package : tools to facilitate policy change and implementation


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This CD-ROM contains a variety of tools designed to assist policymakers, public health professionals, and health managers in implementing programmes that will reduce the incidence of malaria during pregnancy and provide effective treatment for pregnant women with malaria. The package includes training materials, a ReproLearn Tutorial, job aids, key article abstracts, safety of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine FAQ, case studies, a press kit, and a communication strategy

DFID Malaria Knowledge Programme 1999 - 2004


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The DFID Malaria Knowledge Programme, based at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, began in 1999 and will continue until 2004. Some projects have already provided results. The recent strengthening of the programme's partnerships, particularly with other knowledge and DFID programmes, has led to important new developments - The Vulnerability & Health Alliance is one example. The programme hosts workshops, supports research and projects and the website includes useful links

Roll Back Malaria : a global partnership


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Roll Back Malaria (RBM) is a global partnership founded in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank with the goal of halving the world's malaria burden by 2010. RBM aims to improve and support capacity to scale up action against malaria. This site includes background information on the disease, advocacy material, updates on the efforts of international organisations, and information on the activities of the initiative in capacity development, health policy, technical strategies and more

Malaria Consortium

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The Malaria Consortium is a leading organisation of multi-disciplinary experts from around the world, working to reduce the global burden of malaria. The Malaria Consortium includes expert teams working together to provide an interface of research with policy and practice, and between health systems and technical issues, which are essential for effective malaria control. It facilitates progress in malaria control across these interfaces through active two-way communication at country, regional and international levels, with a focus on listening to country priorities. This site includes information about the Consortium's work, its priorities and activities, its consultancy services and the publications it produces, many of which are available in full text to download

World Health Organization : Malaria


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This section of the WHO site contains links to factsheets, research & development, and WHO publications on malaria. It also links to the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

Southern Africa malaria control


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Awareness of the burden of malaria needs to be raised particularly among national and international partners and communities. Innovative entry points and gate keepers into communities need to be identified and used, including schools, religious organisations, agricultural extension workers and returning migrants. This website dedicated to malaria control has a section called 'Advocacy, Community Mobilisation and Information, Education and Communication'. The main areas covered are current strategies, advocacy, IEC school based malaria control, ways forward and constraints. The premise is that advocacy, IEC and community based malaria control are essential parts of effective malaria control programmes

Roll Back Malaria : a global partnership. Communication working group


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The RBM working group on communication aims to empower RBM partners at country level to develop, implement and evaluate effective, appropriate and evidence-based strategic malaria communication activities to achieve RBM objectives. The website contains a series of meeting reports, background documents and presentations

Malaria commodity services


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Malaria commodities services contains background information about the different technologies available for preventing, testing for and treating malaria, as well as a database of information about the artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and insecticide treated nets (ITNs) that are available in developing country markets across the world, including procurement volume and forecasting information where this is available

PMI : President's malaria initiative

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This website highlights work in combating malaria in 15 of the worst affected countries in Africa. Some information on malaria treatment is available, primarily through recipient country case studies


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