Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation


Selected recent papers


  • Wisniewski J, Acosta A, Kolaczinski J, Koenker H, Yukich J: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the cost and cost-effectiveness of distributing insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria. Acta Trop 2020, 202:
  • van der Horst T, Al-Mafazy AW, Fakih BS, Stuck L, Ali A, Yukich J, Hetzel MW: Operational Coverage and Timeliness of Reactive Case Detection for Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020, 102:298-306.
  • van den Hoogen LL, Presume J, Romilus I, Mondelus G, Elisme T, Sepulveda N, Stresman G, Druetz T, Ashton RA, Joseph V, et al: Quality control of multiplex antibody detection in samples from large-scale surveys: the example of malaria in Haiti. Sci Rep 2020, 10:
  • Rogier E, Hamre KES, Joseph V, Plucinski MM, Presume J, Romilus I, Mondelus G, Elisme T, van den Hoogen L, Lemoine JF, et al: Conventional and High-Sensitivity Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance in 2 Transmission Settings: Haiti 2017. J Infect Dis 2020, 221:786-795.
  • Grossenbacher B, Holzschuh A, Hofmann NE, Omar KA, Stuck L, Fakih BS, Ali A, Yukich J, Hetzel MW, Felger I: Molecular methods for tracking residual Plasmodium falciparum transmission in a close-to-elimination setting in Zanzibar. Malar J 2020, 19:
  • Ashton RA, Prosnitz D, Andrada A, Herrera S, Ye Y: Evaluating malaria programmes in moderate- and low-transmission settings: practical ways to generate robust evidence. Malar J 2020, 19:


  • 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.