A research agenda for malaria eradication: health systems and operational research.


malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Rese, K; Schellenberg, D.], ; (2011) A research agenda for malaria eradication: health systems and operational research. PLoS medicine, 8 (1). e1000397. ISSN 1549-1277 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000397

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Abstract

Health systems research and development is needed to support the global malaria eradication agenda. In this paper, we (the malERA Consultative Group on Health Systems and Operational Research) focus on the health systems needs of the elimination phase of malaria eradication and consider groupings of countries at different stages along the pathway to elimination. We examine the difference between the last attempt at eradication of malaria and more recent initiatives, and consider the changing health system challenges as countries make progress towards elimination. We review recent technological and theoretical developments related to health systems and the renewed commitment to strengthening health systems for universal access and greater equity. Finally, we identify a number of needs for research and development, including tools for analyzing and improving effective coverage and strengthening decision making and discuss the relevance of these needs at all levels of the health system from the community to the international level.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
PubMed ID: 21311588
Web of Science ID: 286594200012
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/239

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