The past, present and future use of epidemiological intelligence to plan malaria vector control and parasite prevention in Uganda

@article{Talisuna2015ThePP,
  title={The past, present and future use of epidemiological intelligence to plan malaria vector control and parasite prevention in Uganda},
  author={Ambrose Otau Talisuna and Abdisalan Mohamed Noor and Albert P. Okui and Robert W. Snow},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={14}
}
BackgroundAn important prelude to developing strategies to control infectious diseases is a detailed epidemiological evidence platform to target cost-effective interventions and define resource needs.MethodsA review of published and un-published reports of malaria vector control and parasite prevention in Uganda was conducted for the period 1900–2013. The objective was to provide a perspective as to how epidemiological intelligence was used to design malaria control before and during the global… 
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