A research agenda for malaria eradication : modeling
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 1022801
Author(s) Alonso, Pedro L.; Eubank, Stephen; Ghani, Azra; Hay, Simon I.; Sinden, Robert; Smith, David; Smith, Thomas A.; Tanner, Marcel; White, Lisa; maIERA Consultative Grp Modeling
Author(s) at UniBasel Tanner, Marcel
Smith, Thomas A.
Vounatsou, Penelope
Year 2011
Title A research agenda for malaria eradication : modeling
Journal PLoS medicine
Volume 8
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number e1000403
Abstract Malaria modeling can inform policy and guide research for malaria elimination and eradication from local implementation to global policy. A research and development agenda for malaria modeling is proposed, to support operations and to enhance the broader eradication research agenda. Models are envisioned as an integral part of research, planning, and evaluation, and modelers should ideally be integrated into multidisciplinary teams to update the models iteratively, communicate their appropriate use, and serve the needs of other research scientists, public health specialists, and government officials. A competitive and collaborative framework will result in policy recommendations from multiple, independently derived models and model systems that share harmonized databases. As planned, modeling results will be produced in five priority areas: (1) strategic planning to determine where and when resources should be optimally allocated to achieve eradication; (2) management plans to minimize the evolution of drug and pesticide resistance; (3) impact assessments of new and needed tools to interrupt transmission; (4) technical feasibility assessments to determine appropriate combinations of tools, an associated set of target intervention coverage levels, and the expected timelines for achieving a set of goals in different socio-ecological settings and different health systems; and (5) operational feasibility assessments to weigh the economic costs, capital investments, and human resource capacities required
Publisher PLoS
ISSN/ISBN 1549-1277
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6002089
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000403
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21283605
ISI-Number WOS:000286594200018
Document type (ISI) Review
 
   

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