Harvard Pop Center faculty member Marcia Castro, PhD, has authored a chapter in the book Water and Sanitation‐Related Diseases and the Changing Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures, Second Edition. Castro examines the context of the steady rise in malaria cases in the Brazilian Amazon with the intention of shedding light on strategies to minimize the transmission of the disease.
Harvard Pop Center faculty members Jessica Cohen, PhD, and Günther Fink, PhD, are co-authors on a paper published in Malaria Journal that explores ways to boost demand for diagnostic testing of malaria, particularly in the private (retail) sector.
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Wafaie Fawzi is co-author on a study published in the Journal of Nutrition that examines the status of Vitamin D measured in the blood of HIV-infected and HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants in a malaria-endemic setting. The study yields some unexpected findings that call for additional research.
A study published in PLoS One co-authored by Harvard Pop Center faculty member Gunther Fink, PhD, shows that a simple text message reminder increased the odds of adherence to malaria treatment, whereas additional messages did not have a significant impact on completion of treatment.
Harvard RWJF Alum Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, has published a study that looks at the association between malaria knowledge and ownership of insecticide-treated bednets, one of the most effective malaria-prevention tools available, in settings without large-scale distribution programs.