Under-5 mortality in Zambia has declined since 1990, with reductions accelerating after 2000. Zambia’s scale-up of malaria control is viewed as the driver of these gains, but past studies have not fully accounted for other potential factors. This study sought to systematically evaluate the impact of malaria vector control on under-5 mortality.
December 3, 2015
Benchmarking health system performance across regions in Uganda: a systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions and outcomes, 1990–2011
Globally, countries are increasingly prioritizing the reduction of health inequalities and provision of universal health coverage. While national benchmarking has become more common, such work at subnational levels is rare. The timely and rigorous measurement of local levels and trends in key health interventions and outcomes is vital to identifying areas of progress and detecting early signs of stalled or declining health system performance.
December 3, 2015
Assessing Impact, Improving Health: Progress in Child Health Across Regions in Uganda is the culmination of the Malaria Control Policy Assessment (MCPA) project, which has sought to quantify the impact of malaria control and other child health interventions on reductions in under-5 mortality.
April 1, 2015
Benchmarking health system performance across districts in Zambia: a systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions from 1990 to 2010
Achieving universal health coverage and reducing health inequalities are primary goals for an increasing number of health systems worldwide. Timely and accurate measurements of levels and trends in key health indicators at local levels are crucial to assess progress and identify drivers of success and areas that may be lagging behind.
April 25, 2014
Assessing Impact, Improving Health: Progress in Child Health Across Districts in Zambia is the culmination of the Malaria Control Policy Assessment (MCPA) project in Zambia, which has sought to quantify the impact of malaria control and other child health interventions on reductions in under-5 mortality across districts in Zambia.
February 13, 2013
Nets, spray, or both? The effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying in reducing malaria morbidity and child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
These findings suggest that greater reductions in malaria morbidity and health gains for children may be achieved with ITNs and IRS combined beyond the protection offered by IRS or ITNs alone.
September 6, 2011
Net benefits: a multicountry analysis of observational data examining associations between insecticide-treated mosquito nets and health outcomes
Children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN), also known as bed nets, are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease, according to new study.