The Impact of COVID-19 on Malaria Prevention in Africa

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COVID-19 and malaria transmission models are used to estimate the impact of disruption of malaria prevention services under COVID-19 epidemic scenarios.

Keywords: Malaria, COVID-19, transmission, control, prevention

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Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to show that the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to reduce its spread could impact malaria prevention activities.

Editor's comments:
Malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 could double as opposed to those of 2019 if malaria-prevention activities are interrupted due to COVID-19.

The malaria burden is mainly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa, where COVID-19 cases are also rising. In response to the pandemic, countries in the region are implementing non-pharmaceutical measures to slow the transmission of the causative SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, it is unknown how COVID-19-related disruptions of these campaigns would impact the malaria disease burden..

Educational Outcomes:
The aim of this article is to show that the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to reduce its spread could impact malaria prevention activities

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