Systems for the early detection of malaria epidemics in Africa. An analysis of current practices and future priorities

September 2006

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 108
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 92415 9 488 8 / 978 92 4 159488 2



This report reviews in detail the literature and country experiences gained from the implementation of the WHO recommendations for the early detection and control of malaria epidemics, with particular reference to Ethiopia, Madagascar and Sudan, three of the most epidemic-prone countries in Africa. It identifies major technical and operational constraints and suggests actions that may contribute to the development of more effective early detection systems.