The primary objective of malaria control is to reduce deaths and illness from the disease.
Elimination of infection is far more difficult.
However, in most developing countries where malaria is endemic, there are few reliable data on levels, differences and trends in malaria mortality, and its relative importance as a cause of death or illness in endemic communities.
The large-scale efforts and resources being devoted to delivery of essential care to mothers and young children in most countries make it important to have a better understanding of the extent of cause-specific child mortality levels in different epidemiological conditions so that appropriate interventions can be targetted at high risk groups and properly evaluated according to their contribution to mortality reduction.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Mortalité, Homme, Analyse économique, Analyse coût, Pays en développement, Surveillance sanitaire, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Mortality, Human, Economic analysis, Cost analysis, Developing countries, Sanitary surveillance, Review
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