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Current Topics and Emerging Issues in Malaria Elimination

Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Senior Researcher of Colciencias and a Professor at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia, fellow of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (FRSTMH), London, UK; a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FFTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Glasgow, Scotland, UK; and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), USA.

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Malaria Elimination Emerging Issues Vector-Borne Diseases Tropical Diseases Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium malariae Plasmodium ovale Plasmodium knowlesii Disease control Program Global Health Eradication

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Malaria is still the main vector-borne parasitic disease in the World. Fortunately, the reduction of this disease has been reached in multiple countries during the last decades, with elimination in many countries. The number of countries certified malaria-free in the last four years is six, with the Maldives achieving elimination in 2015, Sri Lanka in 2016, and Uzbekistan and Paraguay in 2018, and in 2019, Algeria and Argentina. Then, during the last decade, a significant reduction in the Americas, Africa, and Asia has been achieved. Nevertheless, many challenges still are ahead in order to reach a higher control and to continue in the elimination, towards a world free of malaria in the next decades. The South-East Asia Region continued to see its incidence rate fall – from 17 cases of the disease per 1000 population at risk in 2010 to 7 in 2017 (a 59% decrease). All other regions recorded either little progress or an increase in the incidence rates. The Americas recorded a rise, largely due to increases in malaria transmission in Brazil, Nicaragua and especially Venezuela. In the African region, the malaria incidence rate remained at 219 cases per 1000 population at risk for the second year in a row. Authors are encouraged to submit chapters dealing with epidemiological aspects, control, surveillance and particularly with malaria elimination in any country or region of the world.

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Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, and his Master of Sciences in Protozoology (MSc) from Universidad de Los Andes, Trujillo, Venezuela. He received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (FRSTMH), London, UK; a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FFTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Glasgow, Scotland, UK; and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), USA. He is also a candidate for Doctor in Parasitology (PhD), Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is a Doctor of Sciences honoris causa (HonDSc) from Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo (UniFranz), Cochabamba, Bolivia. Prof. Rodriguez-Morales is the President of the Travel Medicine Committee, Pan American ID Association, and the Vice President of the Colombian ID Association. He is a Senior Researcher of Colciencias (2017-2019), and a Professor at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia (H index=28).

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