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Malaria Elimination Campaigns in the Lake Kariba Region of Zambia: A Spatial Dynamical Model

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As more regions approach malaria elimination, understanding how different interventions interact to reduce transmission becomes critical. The Lake Kariba area of Southern Province, Zambia, is part of a multi-country elimination effort and presents a particular challenge as it is an interconnected region of variable transmission intensities. In 2012–13, six rounds of mass test-and-treat drug campaigns were carried out in the Lake Kariba region. A spatial dynamical model of malaria transmission in the Lake Kariba area, with transmission and climate modeled at the village scale, was calibrated to the 2012–13 prevalence survey data, with case management rates, insecticide-treated net usage, and drug campaign coverage informed by surveillance. The model captured the spatio-temporal trends of decline and rebound in malaria prevalence in 2012–13 at the village scale. Various interventions implemented between 2016–22 were simulated to compare their effects on reducing regional transmission and achieving and maintaining elimination through 2030. Simulations predict that elimination requires sustaining high coverage with vector control over several years. When vector control measures are well-implemented, targeted mass drug campaigns in high-burden areas further increase the likelihood of elimination, although drug campaigns cannot compensate for insufficient vector control. If infections are regularly imported from outside the region into highly receptive areas, vector control must be maintained within the region until importations cease. Elimination in the Lake Kariba region is possible, although human movement both within and from outside the region risk damaging the success of elimination programs.

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Human movement can disrupt the success of an elimination program.Both increased movement within the 12 HFCAs as well as importation of infections into the region can drastically decrease the likelihood of elimination in the Lake Kariba region. The fraction of total study area population living in clusters where no local transmission has occurred over a month-long period is plotted for each month between January 2012 and January 2030. Line indicates the mean and shaded area the range observed over 100 samples from the joint posterior distribution of 10 best-fit habitat availability pairs for each cluster. A simulation results in elimination if no new infections occur in all clusters over a 3-year period. The “elimination” row indicates the fraction of simulations where elimination was observed.
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pcbi.1005192.g010: Human movement can disrupt the success of an elimination program.Both increased movement within the 12 HFCAs as well as importation of infections into the region can drastically decrease the likelihood of elimination in the Lake Kariba region. The fraction of total study area population living in clusters where no local transmission has occurred over a month-long period is plotted for each month between January 2012 and January 2030. Line indicates the mean and shaded area the range observed over 100 samples from the joint posterior distribution of 10 best-fit habitat availability pairs for each cluster. A simulation results in elimination if no new infections occur in all clusters over a 3-year period. The “elimination” row indicates the fraction of simulations where elimination was observed.

Mentions: To compare how case management, ITN usage, and MDA coverage contribute to reducing malaria burden separately and together, a variety of post-2015 intervention scenarios were simulated (Figs 6–10). For each simulation, the fraction of total study area population living in clusters where no local transmission has occurred over a month-long period was measured for each month between January 2012 and January 2030. Elimination was counted to have been achieved if no infection events occurred anywhere in the simulated study area over a continuous three-year period.


Malaria Elimination Campaigns in the Lake Kariba Region of Zambia: A Spatial Dynamical Model
Human movement can disrupt the success of an elimination program.Both increased movement within the 12 HFCAs as well as importation of infections into the region can drastically decrease the likelihood of elimination in the Lake Kariba region. The fraction of total study area population living in clusters where no local transmission has occurred over a month-long period is plotted for each month between January 2012 and January 2030. Line indicates the mean and shaded area the range observed over 100 samples from the joint posterior distribution of 10 best-fit habitat availability pairs for each cluster. A simulation results in elimination if no new infections occur in all clusters over a 3-year period. The “elimination” row indicates the fraction of simulations where elimination was observed.
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pcbi.1005192.g010: Human movement can disrupt the success of an elimination program.Both increased movement within the 12 HFCAs as well as importation of infections into the region can drastically decrease the likelihood of elimination in the Lake Kariba region. The fraction of total study area population living in clusters where no local transmission has occurred over a month-long period is plotted for each month between January 2012 and January 2030. Line indicates the mean and shaded area the range observed over 100 samples from the joint posterior distribution of 10 best-fit habitat availability pairs for each cluster. A simulation results in elimination if no new infections occur in all clusters over a 3-year period. The “elimination” row indicates the fraction of simulations where elimination was observed.
Mentions: To compare how case management, ITN usage, and MDA coverage contribute to reducing malaria burden separately and together, a variety of post-2015 intervention scenarios were simulated (Figs 6–10). For each simulation, the fraction of total study area population living in clusters where no local transmission has occurred over a month-long period was measured for each month between January 2012 and January 2030. Elimination was counted to have been achieved if no infection events occurred anywhere in the simulated study area over a continuous three-year period.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

As more regions approach malaria elimination, understanding how different interventions interact to reduce transmission becomes critical. The Lake Kariba area of Southern Province, Zambia, is part of a multi-country elimination effort and presents a particular challenge as it is an interconnected region of variable transmission intensities. In 2012–13, six rounds of mass test-and-treat drug campaigns were carried out in the Lake Kariba region. A spatial dynamical model of malaria transmission in the Lake Kariba area, with transmission and climate modeled at the village scale, was calibrated to the 2012–13 prevalence survey data, with case management rates, insecticide-treated net usage, and drug campaign coverage informed by surveillance. The model captured the spatio-temporal trends of decline and rebound in malaria prevalence in 2012–13 at the village scale. Various interventions implemented between 2016–22 were simulated to compare their effects on reducing regional transmission and achieving and maintaining elimination through 2030. Simulations predict that elimination requires sustaining high coverage with vector control over several years. When vector control measures are well-implemented, targeted mass drug campaigns in high-burden areas further increase the likelihood of elimination, although drug campaigns cannot compensate for insufficient vector control. If infections are regularly imported from outside the region into highly receptive areas, vector control must be maintained within the region until importations cease. Elimination in the Lake Kariba region is possible, although human movement both within and from outside the region risk damaging the success of elimination programs.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus