Landmark publications on malaria elimination are provided in this section of the website. Through these groundbreaking publications, leaders, policy makers, and implementers will have additional resources to help guide them in their decisions as they work towards malaria freedom.
In collaboration with the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) and with funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco has developed a first-of-its kind Atlas of Malaria-Eliminating Countries. The Atlas displays the geographic distribution of malaria today in those 36 countries that are closest to eliminating the disease — clearly outlining how much malaria remains, and where it is concentrated. Key factors for malaria elimination are visually displayed through maps that link the risk of malaria transmission with climate data, estimate the range of the dominant malaria-carrying mosquito species, and display locations of human populations at risk of malaria. Serving as a tool to aid program managers, policy makers, and funders alike, the Atlas aims to increase global and regional awareness of the malaria situation in those countries eliminating the disease, facilitate the production of more-detailed maps in the future, and make the case for increased resources to achieve countries’ goals of becoming malaria-free.
Bringing further attention to the distribution of malaria across the Asia Pacific region, the Atlas of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network spotlights the 11 Country Partners of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN). In partnership with the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) and with funding from Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco developed the APMEN Atlas to raise awareness of those countries in the Asia Pacific region that are closest to eliminating the disease. Viewed together, the maps call particular attention to the growing importance of P. vivax and to the challenge of preventing malaria transmission along border areas where there is a constant threat of importation of malaria from neighboring endemic countries.
With leadership from the Malaria Elimination Group and the UCSF Global Health Group, The Lancet published a special series on malaria elimination in November 2010 to address the challenges that confront malaria-eliminating countries today. This groundbreaking Series examines the technical, operational, and financial aspects of elimination and includes a global call to action that details the priorities for malaria elimination in the coming decade to ensure continued momentum.
By: Richard G.A. Feachem and the Malaria Elimination Group
The purpose of the Guide is to provide guidance and high-level technical insight to leaders in governments that are considering or have embarked upon a national or regional strategy of malaria elimination and to the donors, agencies, and others who support them. This document is a policy digest of A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination.
Edited by: Richard G.A. Feachem, Allison A. Phillips,
and Geoffrey A. Targett
On Behalf of the Malaria Elimination Group
The Prospectus provides detailed and informed practical means of achieving and sustaining zero transmission. It is designed as a road map, providing direction and options from which to choose an appropriate path. The Prospectus reviews the operational, technical, and financial feasibility for those working on the front lines and outlines the tools that can be considered for an elimination program. The 10 chapters of the Prospectus were written by 33 contributing authors.
Thank you for your interest in the publications included in this section. The UCSF Global Health Group wishes to make these documents widely available to as many people as possible. In an effort to encourage extensive use, these documents are available for free download on this website. We have a limited stock of print copies available [English only] and are happy to supply moderate requests for shipments of print copies.
To order copies of the Atlas of Malaria-Eliminating Countries or the Atlas of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network please submit your request using this order form.
To order copies of Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Guide on Malaria Elimination for Policy Makers or Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination please submit your request using this order form.
The documents included in the Publications section are based on a thorough analysis of information available at the time of publishing. Elimination is a rapidly evolving field. As new or updated information becomes available regarding elimination, it will be posted on this site. If you would like to share new information on elimination, email the Malaria Elimination Group.