Eliminating malaria: case study 4. Preventing reintroduction in Mauritius
The WHO Global Malaria Programme and the Global Health Group at the University of California in San Francisco, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a new series of case-studies on malaria elimination: Eliminating malaria. In this series, national malaria control programmes and researchers generate new evidence about what works – and what does not – for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.
The objective of this work is to build an evidence base to support intensification of malaria elimination as an important step in achieving international malaria targets. Ten case-studies are being prepared that, together, will provide insights into and lessons to be learnt from a wide range of elimination approaches and geographical settings.
The aim of this case-study is to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of malaria control, elimination and prevention of reintroduction in Mauritius. Given the dearth of evidence on prevention of reintroduction, the case of successful malaria elimination in Mauritius presented an opportunity to review evidence and learn lessons to assist other countries and the wider global community in making decisions and formulating strategies for malaria elimination.