n South African Journal of Child Health - Malaria in South Africa : no grounds for complacency : hot topics
|Article Title||Malaria in South Africa : no grounds for complacency : hot topics|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
Compared with most of sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa is fortunate in several ways regarding malaria: it is at the southern extreme of malaria distribution on the continent, and relatively small areas experience seasonal transmission; it has a well-organised national malaria control programme; and it has a relatively well-developed scientific, economic and health infrastructure. However, problems with importation of malaria cases from neighbouring countries, antimalarial drug resistance, vector insecticide resistance, climatic events, distractions by other major public health problems such as HIV and tuberculosis, and deteriorating preventive and curative health services, provide no grounds for complacency about malaria in South Africa.
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