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Table 2 Thematic areas and specific topics

From: Operational research on malaria control and elimination: a review of projects published between 2008 and 2013

Programmatic themes Number Percent Research topics Number Percent
Diagnosis 47 9.1% RDT 25 4.9%
Parasitologically-confirmed diagnosis 9 1.7%
Diagnostics comparison 10 1.9%
Perception & adherence to guidelines 2 0.4%
QA/EQA 1 0.2%
Treatment 84 16.3% G6PD 3 0.6%
Anti-relapse and Primaquine 6 1.2%
Accessibility to treatment 10 1.9%
Adherence to treatment 15 2.9%
Home management 18 3.5%
Efficacy and resistance to antimalarial 5 1.0%
Treatment perception & behaviour 27 5.2%
Prevention 52 10.1% Community perception & practice 14 2.7%
Prevention & IPTp 27 5.2%
Prevention & IPTi 5 1.0%
Prevention & IPTc 5 1.0%
Chemoprophylaxis 1 0.2%
Vector control 129 25.0% Perception & acceptability of IRS 5 1.0%
Perception & acceptability of bednets 32 6.2%
Environment management 5 1.0%
Mosquito sampling methods 5 1.0%
ITN vs IRS and combination 5 1.0%
Ownership & utilization of bednets 40 7.8%
Bionomics of vector & efficacy of insecticide 21 4.1%
Larvae & larviciding 4 0.8%
Impact of anti-vector intervention 5 1.0%
Outdoor-biting 4 0.8%
Sustain or phase out of vector intervention 1 0.2%
IVM 1 0.2%
Geographical Reconnaissance (GR) 1 0.2%
Epidemiology & transmission 85 16.5% Infection reservoir-asymptomatic, submicroscopic, gametocyte carriers 15 2.9%
Risk factor & Prevalence 22 4.3%
Hotspot & foci 7 1.4%
Importation 13 2.5%
Elimination strategy 2 0.4%
Reintroduction 4 0.8%
Risk & distribution mapping/model 22 4.3%
Surveillance 19 3.8% Reporting & quality of data 6 1.2%
Mobile phone-based case detection 3 0.6%
ACD vs PCD 8 1.6%
Surveillance as intervention 1 0.2%
Early warning & response 1 0.2%
Health system 73 14.2% Health worker's perception & practice 27 5.2%
Availability & use of service 7 1.4%
Health facility performance 19 3.7%
Provision of service by private sectors 6 1.2%
Perception & adherence to guidelines of private sectors 5 1.0%
Subsidy policy to private sectors 8 1.6%
Malaria reporting by private sectors 1 0.2%
Cost-effectiveness 26 5.0%   26 5.0%
Total 515 100.0%   515 100.0%