Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination


The Prospectus provides detailed and informed practical means of achieving and sustaining zero transmission. It is designed as a road map, providing direction and options from which to choose an appropriate path. The Prospectus reviews the operational, technical, and financial feasibility for those working on the front lines and outlines the tools that can be considered for an elimination program. The 10 chapters of the Prospectus were written by 33 contributing authors. The Prospectus is divided into two sections:
Section 1 - Eliminating Malaria, comprises four chapters covering the strategic components important to the periods before, during, and after an elimination program.
Section 2 - Tools for the Job, comprises six chapters that outline basic information about how interventions in an elimination program will be different from those in a control setting. A companion document, A Guide on Malaria Elimination for Policy Makers, is provided for those countries or agencies whose responsibility is primarily to make the policy decisions on whether to pursue or support a malaria elimination strategy.


The Global Health Group, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA, ISBN-13: 978-0-615-27387-7, 187 pp.

Published 1 January 2009