The Role of Mathematical Modeling in Evidence-based Malaria Control
F. ELLIS McKENZIE AND EBRAHIM M. SAMBA
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe
Mathematical models have long provided basic insights for malaria control. The recent success of the Onchocerciasis Control Program in west Africa shows that models can make great pragmatic contributions to intervention programs if the modeling is integrated into the overall program, and if the participants are clear about what models can and cannot do. This lesson can be applied to evidence-based malaria control.
Source: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol 71 (2 suppl) pp 94-96, 2004