Malaria is one of the major diseases of poor people in developing
countries and one of the leading causes of avoidable death, especially
in children and pregnant women. The UK government has made a major
commitment to fight malaria. This paper by DFID staff summarises current
evidence relevant to the work of DFID, the UK government and its
development partners in combating malaria.
The paper sets out the background epidemiology and the determinants of
infection and high risk groups, and then reviews the evidence for
various interventions and approaches.
Department for International Development, London, UK, 222 pp.
Malaria: Burden and Interventions. Evidence Overview. A Working Paper (Version 1.0).