New policy papers from the Malaria Knowledge Programme
The Malaria Knowledge Programme at the Liverpool School of
Tropical Medicine has produced three new policy papers based on
Malaria over-diagnosis in Africa. Adobe PDF file (2 pp. 137 kB):
In Africa, 70% of fever cases in children are diagnosed in the
home and treated with traditional remedies or drugs bought from
local shops. These fevers are presumed to be due to malaria, but
comparison of accurately diagnosed cases of malaria with pre-
sumed cases reveal shockingly high rates of over-diagnosis.
Selecting appropriate antimalarial drugs: a model for policy makers.
Adobe PDF file (2 pp. 160 kB):
Malaria deaths are increasing globally, mainly because the para-
sites that cause malaria are becoming resistant to the most com-
monly used drugs. A new model based on data from the field can
help to predict the effective lifespan of a drug before wide-
spread resistance develops.
Enhancing research uptake through communication, networking and
capacity development. Adobe PDF file (4 pp. 238 kB):
The work of the Malaria Knowledge Programme demonstrates excel-
lent research practice and addresses a number of issues that are
relevant to anyone undertaking research on development.
All Malaria Knowledge Programme policy papers can be found at
For more information please contact
Dr. Imelda Bates
Dr. Guy Barnish
Research Officer - Exchange/Healthlink Worldwide
56-64 Leonard Street
London EC2A 4JX, UK
Healthlink Worldwide is working with The Malaria Knowledge Pro-
gramme at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to communi-
cate and disseminate research findings.