The Impact of Malaria Control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa, 2000-2015

Global Malaria Epidemiology

Since the year 2000, a concerted campaign against malaria has led to unprecedented levels of intervention coverage across sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding the effect of this control effort is vital to inform future control planning. However, the effect of malaria interventions across the varied epidemiological settings of Africa remains poorly understood owing to the absence of reliable surveillance data and the simplistic approaches underlying current disease estimates.

PfPR for Africa, 2015
Parasite rate in 2-10 year olds for Plasmodium falciparum in 2015

A study by the Malaria Atlas Project, published in Nature in 2015, quantified the attributable effect of malaria disease control efforts in Africa. We found that Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence in endemic Africa halved and the incidence of clinical disease fell by 40% between 2000 and 2015. We estimate that interventions have averted 663 million clinical cases since 2000. Insecticide-treated nets, the most widespread intervention, were by far the largest contributor. Although still below target levels, current malaria interventions have substantially reduced malaria disease incidence across the continent.

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Results

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Maps (image files) 2000-2015 Incidence
2000-2015 Prevalence
2000-2015 ITN Coverage

National-level Incidence Raster of Annual Mean Incidence

Table of National Incidence Counts
Table of National Incidence Counts LCI
Table of National Incidence Counts UCI

Table of Population-Weighted Incidence
Table of Population-Weighted Incidence LCI
Table of Population-Weighted Incidence UCI

Sub-National-level Incidence Table of Sub-National Incidence Count
Table of Sub-National Incidence Count LCI
Table of Sub-National Incidence Count UCI

Table of Sub-National Population-Weighted Incidence
Table of Sub-National Population-Weighted Incidence LCI
Table of Sub-National Population-Weighted Incidence UCI

National PfPR (Children 2-10 years old) Raster of Prevalence Annual Means

Table of Population-weighted Prevalence
Table of Population-weighted Prevalence LCI
Table of Population-weighted Prevalence UCI

Sub-National PfPR (Children 2-10 years old) Table of Sub-National Population-weighted Prevalence
Table of Sub-National Population-weighted Prevalence LCI
Table of Sub-National Population-weighted Prevalence UCI
ITN Coverage Raster of Proportion of Population Covered by IRS

Table of Proportion of Population Covered by ITN

IRS Coverage Raster of Proportion of Population Covered by IRS

Table of Proportion of Population Covered by IRS

ACT Coverage Raster of Annual Percentage of Under-5 Fevers Treated With ACT

Table of Annual Percentage of Under-5 Fevers Treated With ACT

Population Table of Population