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.