Andrea Bosman

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Efforts to control malaria have been boosted in the past few years with increased international funding and greater political commitment. Consequently, the reported malaria burden is being reduced in a number of countries throughout the world, including in some countries in tropical Africa where the burden of malaria is greatest. These achievements have(More)
Parasite resistance to conventional antimalarial medicines has led, in recent years, to a dramatic shift in malaria treatment. Sixty-seven countries with endemic Plasmodium falciparum malaria, 41 of them in Africa, have recently adopted the highly effective artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). In 2005, 31.3 million ACT treatment courses were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact and feasibility of artemether-lumefantrine deployment at community level, combined with phased introduction of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), on malaria transmission, morbidity, and mortality and health service use in a remote area of Ethiopia. METHODS Two-year pilot study in two districts: artemether-lumefantrine was(More)
Faced with the problem of resistance to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, the Ministry of Public Health of Burundi decided to study the efficacy of two artemisinin-based combinations, the fixed combination of artemether-lumefantrine and the combination of amodiaquine + artesunate. The efficacy of these combinations for the treatment of(More)
Malaria ranks among the foremost health issues facing tropical countries. In this paper, we explore the determinants of cross-country differences in malaria morbidity, and examine the linkage between malaria and economic growth. Using a classification rule analysis, we confirm the dominant role of climate in accounting for cross-country differences in(More)
Malaria has affected human health globally with a significant burden of disease, and also has impeded social and economic development in the areas where it is present. In Africa, many countries have faced serious challenges in controlling malaria, in part due to major limitations in public health systems and primary health care infrastructure. Although(More)
Malaria has affected human health globally with a significant burden of disease, and also has impeded social and economic development in the areas where it is present. In Africa, many countries have faced serious challenges in controlling malaria, in part due to major limitations in public health systems and primary health care infrastructure. Although(More)
As emergency response to the Ebola epidemic, the Government of Sierra Leone and its partners implemented a large-scale Mass Drug Administration (MDA) with artesunate–amodiaquine (ASAQ) covering >2.7 million people in the districts hardest hit by Ebola during December 2014–January 2015. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Malaria Control(More)