Journal article

The epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, pre- and post-implementation of national malaria control efforts

Johanna H Kattenberg, Dulcie L Gumal, Maria Ome-Kaius, Benson Kiniboro, Matthew Philip, Shadrach Jally, Bernadine Kasian, Naomi Sambale, Peter M Siba, Stephan Karl, Alyssa E Barry, Ingrid Felger, James W Kazura, Ivo Mueller, Leanne J Robinson

Malaria Journal | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the past decade, national malaria control efforts in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have received renewed support, facilitating nationwide distribution of free long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), as well as improvements in access to parasite-confirmed diagnosis and effective artemisinin-combination therapy in 2011-2012. METHODS: To study the effects of these intensified control efforts on the epidemiology and transmission of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections and investigate risk factors at the individual and household level, two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in the East Sepik Province of PNG; one in 2005, before the scale-up of national campaigns and o..

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Awarded by NIH NIAID International Centres of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) South West Pacific


Awarded by NIH NIAD International Centres of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) Asia Pacific


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by NIH NIAID International Centres of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) South West Pacific (U19 AI089686), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation TransEPI grant, NIH NIAD International Centres of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) Asia Pacific (U19 AI129392-01) and NHMRC Programme Grant (GNT 1092789). IM is supported by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (GNT11155075) and LJR was supported by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (GNT1016443) and is currently supported by NHMRC Career Development Research Fellowship (GNT1161627).