Health Policies and Malaria Annotated Bibliography

Document Type:Annotated Bibliography

Subject Area:Nursing

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Githure, J. I. Macdonald, M. B. Impoinvil, D. E. Novak, R. J. Integrated vector management for malaria control.  Malaria journal, 7(1), S4. In this article, the authors make an important contribution as they present a method that healthcare practitioners can implement to abate the transmission of malaria. In particular, the authors highlight a number of integrated vector management elements that are significant in any efforts made to control malaria. According to the authors, this approach has been successful elsewhere and there is a possibility that it will be effective if applied from a global scale perspective. Again, World Health Organization [WHO] believes that despite the success of this approach, further strengthening is needed to make it more relevant particularly to the rural communities. This article helps to understand various vectors that need to be addressed in the prevention and treatment of malaria. The concept of integrated vector management, therefore, serves the purpose of examining what the stakeholders involved in making decisions that affect patients need to put their focus on. The article has credible and substantial content that is crucial in the successful completion of this study. The evaluation of the key vectors that dictate the success of the program will be further enumerated and the best practices recommended for implementation. Additionally, this article will be used in this research to also evaluate how both developed and developing countries can take the initiative of implementing best practices IVM program and help eradicate malaria. D'Acremont, V. Lengeler, C. Mshinda, H. Mtasiwa, D. Tanner, M.

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Genton, B. In this regard, the purpose of this article is to provide an alternative approach in the treatment of malaria and ensures that patients diagnosed for malaria have tested positive and thus there is no risk associated with treatment. The credibility of this article lies in its ability to provide substantial evidence on the prevalence of malaria as well as the risk that is associated with administering the wrong diagnostic of malaria with first conducting some tests. It has shown that morbidity rate has been on the rise as a result of incorrect diagnostic. Thus, the article will be used for the research to expound on the other alternatives that medical practitioners should adopt to treat patients who show symptoms of malaria. For instance, availability of RDTs is crucial to effective malaria treatment.

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Ecology: a prerequisite for malaria elimination and eradication.  PLoS medicine, 7(8), e1000303. In this article, the authors examine the environmental obstacles that hinder effective eradication of malaria as well as impair the efficiency of the existing interventions in the fight against malaria. The global malaria program that is currently implemented by the health care providers has faced numerous challenges due to the changing factors that impact on malaria. As cited in this article, it is evident that some of these ecological factors have been vital in the efforts being put in place to mitigate malaria. Smith, D. L. Guerra, C. A. Elyazar, I. Understanding the fact that malaria transmission impacts on a number of malaria epidemiology such as the age profile, prevalence among the community and the malaria mortality, the article serves the purpose of identifying specific metrics that are key components in the diagnostic process.

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There is credible evidence also from the article that will lay the foundation for the research study being conducted. For instance, malaria has been classified as one of the killer diseases if the symptoms are not detected on time and prescribed for the appropriate medication. This article will be used to showcase demographic statistics on the spread of malaria among different regions and identifying the main causes of malaria in those specific areas. These will aid in making an accurate conclusion on exactly how malaria can be combated in those regions. Access to health care is considered an important aspect of human beings and governments and other stakeholders work together to ensure that accessibility of equitable and quality health care is distributed to all citizens. However, there are challenges in measuring how equality of health care especially diagnostic of malaria can be availed to all people and aid in alleviating insecurity associated with malaria transmission.

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The purpose of this article is to provide a different perspective regarding the approach that health care providers should adopt on the treatment of malaria by addressing more pertinent issues such as accessibility of proper medical care whenever and wherever they need it. Evidently so, the credibility of this article can be viewed in the sense that eradicating the transmission of malaria should also incorporate other factors such as poverty which affects the majority of communities in rural areas. This article will, therefore, be crucial to the research as it will aid in evaluating the livelihood factors that are critical in the fight against malaria.

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