A rural village in Africa

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Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in under-fives in emergency settings where MSF Operating Centre Amsterdam (MSF-OCA) work. Control of the disease in emergency settings is impeded by poor infrastructure and transient populations which makes routine surveillance difficult. The number of malaria cases in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan recorded by MSF-OCA has risen drastically over recent years though it is unclear whether this represents an underlying trend in the epidemiology of malaria or whether it is driven by changing surveillance or population migration. Working closely with scientists from the MSF-OCA Manson unit we are examining the longitudinal changes in malaria metrics and investigating how disease control in the area can be improved.