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Malaria and urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa

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Donnelly, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5218-1497, McCall, Philip ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0007-3985, Lengeler, C., Bates, Imelda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0862-8199, D'Alessandro, U., Barnish, Guy, Konradsen, F., Klinkenberg, Eveline, Townson, Harold, Trape, J. F., Hastings, Ian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1332-742X and Mutero, C. (2005) 'Malaria and urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa'. Malaria Journal, Vol 4.

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Abstract

There are already 40 cities in Africa with over 1 million inhabitants and the United Nations Environmental Programme estimates that by 2025 over 800 million people will live in urban areas. Recognizing that malaria control can improve the health of the vulnerable and remove a major obstacle to their economic development, the Malaria Knowledge Programme of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Systemwide Initiative on Malaria and Agriculture convened a multi-sectoral technical consultation on urban malaria in Pretoria, South Africa from 2nd to 4th December, 2004. The aim of the meeting was to identify strategies for the assessment and control of urban malaria. This commentary reflects the discussions held during the meeting and aims to inform researchers and policy makers of the potential for containing and reversing the emerging problem of urban malaria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban management
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 710 Diseases of geographic areas
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-4-12
Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 09:43
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1937

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