Epidemiology (Southern Africa ICEMR)
- To measure changes in spatio-temporal patterns of malaria parasitemia in three distinct epidemiological settings in southern Africa and identify individual, household and ecological risk factors for symptomatic and asymptomatic parasitemia in each setting.
- To identify individual, household and ecological risk factors for gametocyte carriage during high and low transmission seasons in three distinct epidemiological settings in southern Africa.
- To measure spatio-temporal changes in age specific antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparium antigens using sero-epidemiological surveys in the three regions of southern Africa.
- To identify targeted, risk-based combinations of malaria control strategies that are cost-effective and acceptable to the community using mathematical modeling approaches to optimize decision algorithms based on locally available survey and surveillance data.
The end date of this project is in June 2017.