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Monday, 25th of October 2010 Print

Readers of my last update, from *The Lancet*, may be interested in this
Writing in the *American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene*, Richard
Steketee looks at the successes of malaria control in insular Equatorial
Guinea and considers sustainability issues
This is an editorial; the full article appears in the same issue.
Full text of the editorial  is at
http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/content/full/80/6/879 and full text of the article
is at
 Many of my readers have seen success stories from Bioko and Zanzibar. When
will we see similar stories from continental Equatorial Guinea and
continental Tanzania?
Good reading.

Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 80(6), 2009, pp. 879-880
Copyright © 2009 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and


*Good News in Malaria Control... Now What?*

*Richard W. Steketee* <http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/content/full/80/6/879#FN1> *
*Malaria Control Program, PATH, Ferney-Voltaire, France *

In this issue of the *American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene*,
Immo Kleinschmidt and


remarkable malaria
control progress and benefits on the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea
over the last 4 years. Using a pre-program time period as their comparison,
they show that between 2004–2008 with high household coverage of
twice-yearly indoor residual spraying (IRS), the introduction of artemisinin
combination treatment (ACTs), the use of intermittent preventive treatment in
pregnant women (IPTp), and the somewhat more recent introduction of very
high coverage with long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets (LLINs),
they had remarkable impact on malaria infection, disease, and mortality in
the population.