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Impact evaluation of malaria control interventions on morbidity and all-cause child mortality in Mali, 2000–2012
Authors: Kassoum Kayentao, Lia S. Florey, Jules Mihigo, Abdoul Doumbia, Aliou Diallo, Diakalia Koné, Ogobara Doumbo, and
Source: Malaria Journal, 17:424; DOI: 10.1186/s12936-018-2573-1
Topic(s): Child health
Childhood mortality
Children under five
Country: Africa
Published: NOV 2018
Abstract: Background Major investments have been made since 2001, with intensification of malaria control interventions after 2006. Interventions included free distribution of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) to pregnant women and children under 5 years old, the introduction of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for malaria treatment, and indoor residual spraying of insecticides. Funders include the Government of Mali, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the US President’s Malaria Initiative. Methods Data from nationally representative household surveys conducted from 2000 to 2015 was used to performed the trend analysis for malaria intervention coverage, prevalence of morbidities among children under 5 years old [parasitemia and severe anaemia (