Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation


Selected recent papers


  • Young, A.J.,Eaton, W., Worges,M. et al. A practical approach for geographic prioritization and targeting of insecticide-treated net distribution campaigns during public health emergencies and in resource-limited settings. Malar J 21,10 (2022).
  • Champagne C, Rajkumar AS, Auxila P, Perrone G, Plötz M, Young A, et al. (2022) Improving access to care and community health in Haiti with optimized community health worker placement. PLOS Glob Public Health 2(5): e0000167.
  • Yukich JO, Lindblade K, Kolaczinski J. Receptivity to malaria: meaning and measurement. Malar J. 2022 May 8;21(1):145.
  • Druetz T, Stresman G, Ashton RA, Joseph V, van den Hoogen L, Worges M, Hamre KES, Fayette C, Monestime F, Impoinvil D, Rogier E, Chang MA, Lemoine JF, Drakeley C, Eisele TP.J. The Immediate Effects of a Combined Mass Drug Administration and Indoor Residual Spraying Campaign to Accelerate Progress Toward Malaria Elimination in Grande-Anse, Haiti. Infect Dis. 2022 May 4;225(9):1611-1620.
  • Fraser M, Miller JM, Silumbe K, Hainsworth M, Mudenda M, Hamainza B, Moonga H, Chizema Kawesha E, Mercer LD, Bennett A, Schneider K, Slater HC, Eisele TP, Guinovart C.Evaluating the Impact of Programmatic Mass Drug Administration for Malaria in Zambia Using Routine Incidence Data. J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 19;225(8):1415-1423.
  • Eisele TP, Slutsker L. Insecticide-Treated Nets and the Persistence of Childhood Survival Gains to Adulthood. N Engl J Med. 2022 Feb 3;386(5):490-491.
  • Keating J, Yukich JO, Miller JM, Scates S, Hamainza B, Eisele TP, Bennett A. Retrospective evaluation of the effectiveness of indoor residual spray with pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) on malaria transmission in Zambia. Malar J. 2021 Apr 1;20(1):173.
  • Gansané A, Candrinho B, Mbituyumuremyi A, Uhomoibhi P, NFalé S, Mohammed AB, Guelbeogo WM, Sanou A, Kangoye D, Debe S, Kagone M, Hakizimana E, Uwimana A, Tuyishime A, Ingabire CM, Singirankabo JH, Koenker H, Marrenjo D, Abilio AP, Salvador C, Savaio B, Okoko OO, Maikore I, Obi E, Awolola ST, Adeogun A, Babarinde D, Ali O, Guglielmo F, Yukich J, Scates S, Sherrard-Smith E, Churcher T, Fornadel C, Shannon J, Kawakyu N, Beylerian E, Digre P, Tynuv K, Gogue C, Mwesigwa J, Wagman J, Adeleke M, Adeolu AT, Robertson M. Design and methods for a quasi-experimental pilot study to evaluate the impact of dual active ingredient insecticide-treated nets on malaria burden in five regions in sub- Saharan Africa. Malar J. 2022 Jan 10;21(1):19.
  • Stuck L, Chacky F, Festo C, Lutambi A, Abdul R, Greer G, Mandike R, Nathan R, Elisaria E, Yukich J. Evaluation of long-lasting insecticidal net distribution through schools in Southern Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2022 Feb 8;37(2):243-254.


  • Ewan Cameron, Alyssa J Young, Katherine A Twohig, Emilie Pothin, Darlene Bhavnani, Amber Dismer, Jean Baptiste Merilien, Karen Hamre, Phoebe Meyer, Arnaud Le Menach, Justin M Cohen, Samson Marseille, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Marc-Aurèle Telfort, Michelle A Chang, Kimberly Won, Alaine Knipes, Eric Rogier, Punam Amratia, Daniel J Weiss, Peter W Gething, Katherine E Battle (2021) Mapping the endemicity and seasonality of clinical malaria for intervention targeting in Haiti using routine case data eLife 10:e62122
  • Druetz T, Stresman G, Ashton RA, Joseph V, van den Hoogen L, Worges M, Hamre KES, Fayette C, Monestime F, Impoinvil D, Rogier E, Chang MA, Lemoine JF, Drakeley C, Eisele TP. The Immediate Effects of a Combined Mass Drug Administration and Indoor Residual Spraying Campaign to Accelerate Progress towards Malaria Elimination in Grande-Anse, Haiti. J Infect Dis. 2021 May 16;.
  • van den Hoogen LL, Herman C, Présumé J, Romilus I, Existe A, Boncy J, Joseph V, Stresman G, Tetteh KKA, Drakeley C, Chang MA, Lemoine JF, Eisele TP, Rogier E, Ashton RA. Rapid Screening for Non-falciparum Malaria in Elimination Settings Using Multiplex Antigen and Antibody Detection: Post Hoc Identification of Plasmodium malariae in an Infant in Haiti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Apr 5;104(6):2139-2145
  • Smith T, Denz A, Ombok M, Bayoh N, Koenker H, Chitnis N, Briet O, Yukich J, Gimnig JE. Incidence and consequences of damage to insecticide-treated mosquito nets in Kenya. Malar J. 2021 Dec 20;20(1):476.
  • Hiruy HN, Zewde A, Irish SR, Abdelmenan S, Woyessa A, Wuletaw Y, Solomon H, Haile M, Sisay A, Chibsa S, Worku A, Yukich J, Berhane Y, Keating J. The effect of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) physical integrity on utilization. Malar J. 2021 Dec 18;20(1):468.
  • Keating J, Yukich JO, Miller JM, Scates S, Hamainza B, Eisele TP, Bennett A. Retrospective evaluation of the effectiveness of indoor residual spray with pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic) on malaria transmission in Zambia. Malar J. 2021 Apr 1;20(1):173.
  • Sitali L, Mwenda MC, Miller JM, Bridges DJ, Hawela MB, Hamainza B, Mudenda-Chilufya M, Chizema-Kawesha E, Daniels R, Eisele TP, Nerland AH, Chipeta J, Lindtjorn B. Data on selected antimalarial drug resistance markers in Zambia. Data Brief. 2021 Feb;34:106650.



  • Worges M, Whitehurst N, Saye R, Ndiaye D, Yamo E, Yukich J: Performance Outcomes from Africa-Based Malaria Diagnostic Competency Assessment Courses. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019, 100:851-860.
  • Worges M, Celone M, Finn T, Chisha Z, Winters A, Winters B, Keating J, Yukich JO: Malaria case management in Zambia: A cross-sectional health facility survey. Acta Trop 2019, 195:83-89.
  • Sitali L, Miller JM, Mwenda MC, Bridges DJ, Hawela MB, Hamainza B, Chizema-Kawesha E, Eisele TP, Chipeta J, Lindtjorn B: Distribution of Plasmodium species and assessment of performance of diagnostic tools used during a malaria survey in Southern and Western Provinces of Zambia. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Sidibe A, Maglior A, Cueto C, Chen I, Le Menach A, Chang MA, Eisele TP, Andrinopolous K, Cherubin J, Lemoine JF, Bennett A: Assessing the role of the private sector in surveillance for malaria elimination in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: a qualitative study. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Rogier E, van den Hoogen L, Herman C, Gurrala K, Joseph V, Stresman G, Presume J, Romilus I, Mondelus G, Elisme T, et al: High-throughput malaria serosurveillance using a one-step multiplex bead assay. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Ricotta E, Oppong S, Yukich JO, Briet OJT: Determinants of bed net use conditional on access in population surveys in Ghana. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Lover AA, Dantzer E, Hocini S, Estera R, Rerolle F, Smith JL, Hwang J, Gosling R, Yukich J, Greenhouse B, et al: Study protocol for a cluster-randomized split-plot design trial to assess the effectiveness of targeted active malaria case detection among high-risk populations in Southern Lao PDR (the AcME-Lao study). Gates Open Res 2019, 3:
  • Greenhouse B, Daily J, Guinovart C, Goncalves B, Beeson J, Bell D, Chang MA, Cohen JM, Ding X, Domingo G, et al: Priority use cases for antibody-detecting assays of recent malaria exposure as tools to achieve and sustain malaria elimination. Gates Open Res 2019, 3:
  • Eisele TP: Mass drug administration can be a valuable addition to the malaria elimination toolbox. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Chitnis N, Pemberton-Ross P, Yukich J, Hamainza B, Miller J, Reiker T, Eisele TP, Smith TA: Theory of reactive interventions in the elimination and control of malaria. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Ashton RA, Doumbia B, Diallo D, Druetz T, Florey L, Taylor C, Arnold F, Mihigo J, Kone D, Fomba S, et al: Measuring malaria diagnosis and treatment coverage in population-based surveys: a recall validation study in Mali among caregivers of febrile children under 5 years. Malar J 2019, 18:
  • Ashton RA, Bennett A, Al-Mafazy AW, Abass AK, Msellem MI, McElroy P, Kachur SP, Ali AS, Yukich J, Eisele TP, Bhattarai A: Use of Routine Health Information System Data to Evaluate Impact of Malaria Control Interventions in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 2000 to 2015. EClinicalMedicine 2019, 12:11-19.


  • Worges M, Whitehurst N, Yamo E, Moonga H, Yukich J, Benavente L: Outreach training and supportive supervision for malaria case management in Zambia: the effects of focused capacity building on indicators of diagnostic and clinical performance. Malar J 2018, 17:
  • Shaffer JG, Doumbia SO, Ndiaye D, Diarra A, Gomis JF, Nwakanma D, Abubakar I, Ahmad A, Affara M, Lukowski M, et al: Development of a data collection and management system in West Africa: challenges and sustainability. Infect Dis Poverty 2018, 7:
  • Munos MK, Blanc AK, Carter ED, Eisele TP, Gesuale S, Katz J, Marchant T, Stanton CK, Campbell H, Improving Coverage Measurement G: Validation studies for population-based intervention coverage indicators: design, analysis, and interpretation. J Glob Health 2018, 8:
  • Koenker H, Arnold F, Ba F, Cisse M, Diouf L, Eckert E, Erskine M, Florey L, Fotheringham M, Gerberg L, et al: Assessing whether universal coverage with insecticide-treated nets has been achieved: is the right indicator being used? Malar J 2018, 17:
  • Druetz T, Andrinopoulos K, Boulos LM, Boulos M, Noland GS, Desir L, Lemoine JF, Eisele TP: “Wherever doctors cannot reach, the sunshine can”: overcoming potential barriers to malaria elimination interventions in Haiti.Malar J 2018, 17:
  • Carter ED, Ndhlovu M, Munos M, Nkhama E, Katz J, Eisele TP: Validity of maternal report of care-seeking for childhood illness. J Glob Health 2018, 8:
  • Carter ED, Ndhlovu M, Eisele TP, Nkhama E, Katz J, Munos M: Evaluation of methods for linking household and health care provider data to estimate effective coverage of management of child illness: results of a pilot study in Southern Province, Zambia. J Glob Health 2018, 8:
  • Ashton RA, Morris L, Smith I: A qualitative meta-synthesis of emergency department staff experiences of violence and aggression. Int Emerg Nurs 2018, 39:13-19.


  • Zewde A, Irish S, Woyessa A, Wuletaw Y, Nahusenay H, Abdelmenan S, Demissie M, Gulema H, Dissanayake G, Chibsa S, et al: Knowledge and perception towards net care and repair practice in Ethiopia. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Yukich JO, Chitnis N: Modelling the implications of stopping vector control for malaria control and elimination.Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Yukich JO, Briet OJT, Ahorlu CK, Nardini P, Keating J: Willingness to pay for small solar powered bed net fans: results of a Becker-DeGroot-Marschak auction in Ghana. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Yukich J, Bennett A, Yukich R, Stuck L, Hamainza B, Silumbe K, Smith T, Chitnis N, Steketee RW, Finn T, et al: Estimation of malaria parasite reservoir coverage using reactive case detection and active community fever screening from census data with rapid diagnostic tests in southern Zambia: a re-sampling approach. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Ye Y, Eisele TP, Eckert E, Korenromp E, Shah JA, Hershey CL, Ivanovich E, Newby H, Carvajal-Velez L, Lynch M, et al: Framework for Evaluating the Health Impact of the Scale-Up of Malaria Control Interventions on All-Cause Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017, 97:9-19.
  • Stuck L, Lutambi A, Chacky F, Schaettle P, Kramer K, Mandike R, Nathan R, Yukich J: Can school-based distribution be used to maintain coverage of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets: evidence from a large scale programme in southern Tanzania? Health Policy Plan 2017, 32:980-989.
  • Steketee RW, Eisele TP: Watching the availability and use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Koenker H, Yukich JO: Effect of user preferences on ITN use: a review of literature and data. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Kafy HT, Ismail BA, Mnzava AP, Lines J, Abdin MSE, Eltaher JS, Banaga AO, West P, Bradley J, Cook J, et al: Impact of insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis on malaria incidence and prevalence in Sudan and the costs of mitigation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017, 114:E11267-E11275.
  • Gerardin J, Bever CA, Bridenbecker D, Hamainza B, Silumbe K, Miller JM, Eisele TP, Eckhoff PA, Wenger EA: Effectiveness of reactive case detection for malaria elimination in three archetypical transmission settings: a modelling study. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Florey LS, Bennett A, Hershey CL, Bhattarai A, Nielsen CF, Ali D, Luhanga M, Taylor C, Eisele TP, Ye Y: Impact of Insecticide-Treated Net Ownership on All-Cause Child Mortality in Malawi, 2006-2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017, 97:65-75.
  • Cohen JM, Le Menach A, Pothin E, Eisele TP, Gething PW, Eckhoff PA, Moonen B, Schapira A, Smith DL: Mapping multiple components of malaria risk for improved targeting of elimination interventions. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Briet OJ, Yukich JO, Pfeiffer C, Miller W, Jaeger MS, Khanna N, Oppong S, Nardini P, Ahorlu CK, Keating J: The effect of small solar powered ‘Bk’ net fans on mosquito net use: results from a randomized controlled cross-over trial in southern Ghana. Malar J 2017, 16:
  • Bennett A, Bisanzio D, Yukich JO, Mappin B, Fergus CA, Lynch M, Cibulskis RE, Bhatt S, Weiss DJ, Cameron E, et al: Population coverage of artemisinin-based combination treatment in children younger than 5 years with fever and Plasmodium falciparum infection in Africa, 2003-2015: a modelling study using data from national surveys.Lancet Glob Health 2017, 5:e418-e427.
  • Ashton RA, Bennett A, Yukich J, Bhattarai A, Keating J, Eisele TP: Methodological Considerations for Use of Routine Health Information System Data to Evaluate Malaria Program Impact in an Era of Declining Malaria Transmission. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017, 97:46-57.


  • Paz-Soldan VA, Yukich J, Soonthorndhada A, Giron M, Apperson CS, Ponnusamy L, Schal C, Morrison AC, Keating J, Wesson DM: Design and Testing of Novel Lethal Ovitrap to Reduce Populations of Aedes Mosquitoes: Community-Based Participatory Research between Industry, Academia and Communities in Peru and Thailand.PLoS One 2016, 11:
  • Meekers D, Yukich JO: The association between household bed net ownership and all-cause child mortality in Madagascar. Malar J 2016, 15:
  • Mason JB, Sanders D, Greiner T, Shrimpton R, Yukich J: Vitamin A deficiency: policy implications of estimates of trends and mortality in children. Lancet Glob Health 2016, 4:
  • Jaeger MS, Briet OJ, Keating J, Ahorlu CK, Yukich JO, Oppong S, Nardini P, Pfeiffer C: Perceptions on the effect of small electric fans on comfort inside bed nets in southern Ghana: a qualitative study. Malar J 2016, 15:
  • Hustedt J, Canavati SE, Rang C, Ashton RA, Khim N, Berne L, Kim S, Sovannaroth S, Ly P, Menard D, et al: Reactive case-detection of malaria in Pailin Province, Western Cambodia: lessons from a year-long evaluation in a pre-elimination setting. Malar J 2016, 15:
  • Frederick J, Saint Jean Y, Lemoine JF, Dotson EM, Mace KE, Chang M, Slutsker L, Le Menach A, Beier JC, Eisele TP, et al: Malaria vector research and control in Haiti: a systematic review. Malar J 2016, 15:
  • Faraj C, Yukich J, Adlaoui EB, Wahabi R, Mnzava AP, Kaddaf M, El Idrissi AL, Ameur B, Kleinschmidt I: Effectiveness and Cost of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets and Indoor Residual Spraying for the Control of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Cluster-Randomized Control Trial in Morocco. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016, 94:679-685.
  • Eisele TP, Bennett A, Silumbe K, Finn TP, Chalwe V, Kamuliwo M, Hamainza B, Moonga H, Kooma E, Chizema Kawesha E, et al: Short-term Impact of Mass Drug Administration With Dihydroartemisinin Plus Piperaquine on Malaria in Southern Province Zambia: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. J Infect Dis 2016, 214:1831-1839.
  • Bennett A, Yukich J, Miller JM, Keating J, Moonga H, Hamainza B, Kamuliwo M, Andrade-Pacheco R, Vounatsou P, Steketee RW, Eisele TP: The relative contribution of climate variability and vector control coverage to changes in malaria parasite prevalence in Zambia 2006-2012. Parasit Vectors 2016, 9:
  • Ashton RA, Kefyalew T, Batisso E, Awano T, Kebede Z, Tesfaye G, Mesele T, Chibsa S, Reithinger R, Brooker SJ: The usefulness of school-based syndromic surveillance for detecting malaria epidemics: experiences from a pilot project in Ethiopia. BMC Public Health 2016, 16:


  • Silumbe K, Yukich JO, Hamainza B, Bennett A, Earle D, Kamuliwo M, Steketee RW, Eisele TP, Miller JM: Costs and cost-effectiveness of a large-scale mass testing and treatment intervention for malaria in Southern Province, Zambia. Malar J 2015, 14:
  • Silumbe K, Chiyende E, Finn TP, Desmond M, Puta C, Hamainza B, Kamuliwo M, Larsen DA, Eisele TP, Miller J, Bennett A: A qualitative study of perceptions of a mass test and treat campaign in Southern Zambia and potential barriers to effectiveness. Malar J 2015, 14:
  • Larsen DA, Bennett A, Silumbe K, Hamainza B, Yukich JO, Keating J, Littrell M, Miller JM, Steketee RW, Eisele TP: Population-wide malaria testing and treatment with rapid diagnostic tests and artemether-lumefantrine in southern Zambia: a community randomized step-wedge control trial design. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015, 92:913-921.
  • Eisele TP, Silumbe K, Finn T, Chalwe V, Kamuliwo M, Hamainza B, Moonga H, Bennett A, Yukich J, Keating J, et al: Assessing the effectiveness of household-level focal mass drug administration and community-wide mass drug administration for reducing malaria parasite infection prevalence and incidence in Southern Province, Zambia: study protocol for a community randomized controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16:
  • Bhatt S, Weiss DJ, Mappin B, Dalrymple U, Cameron E, Bisanzio D, Smith DL, Moyes CL, Tatem AJ, Lynch M, et al: Coverage and system efficiencies of insecticide-treated nets in Africa from 2000 to 2017. Elife 2015, 4.
  • Bhatt S, Weiss DJ, Cameron E, Bisanzio D, Mappin B, Dalrymple U, Battle KE, Moyes CL, Henry A, Eckhoff PA, et al: The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature 2015, 526:207-211.
  • Ashton RA, Kefyalew T, Rand A, Sime H, Assefa A, Mekasha A, Edosa W, Tesfaye G, Cano J, Teka H, et al: Geostatistical modeling of malaria endemicity using serological indicators of exposure collected through school surveys. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015, 93:168-177.