Mapping Plasmodium falciparum Mortality in Africa between 1990 and 2015

by Peter W. Gething, Daniel C. Casey, Daniel J. Weiss et al.
N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2435-2445, December 22, 2016

11 pp. 1.0 MB

Malaria control has not been routinely informed by the assessment of subnational variation in malaria deaths. The authors combined data from the Malaria Atlas Project and the Global Burden of Disease Study to estimate malaria mortality across sub-Saharan Africa on a grid of 5 km2 from 1990 through 2015. They estimated that there was an overall decrease of 57% in the rate of death from malaria across sub-Saharan Africa over the past 15 years and identified several countries in which high rates of death were associated with low coverage of antimalarial treatment and prevention programs.

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