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Type Journal Article - Malaria Journal
Title Trends in Malaria Cases, Hospital Admissions and Deaths following Scale-up of Anti-Malarial Interventions, 2000-2010, Rwanda
Volume 11
Issue 236
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 1-13
URL http://www.malariajournal.com/content/pdf/1475-2875-11-236.pdf
Background To control malaria, the Rwandan government and its partners distributed insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and made artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) widely available from 2005 onwards. The impact of these interventions on malaria cases, admissions and deaths was assessed using data from district hospitals and household surveys. Methods District records of ITN and ACT distribution were reviewed. Malaria and non-malaria indictors in 30 district hospitals were ascertained from surveillance records. Trends in cases, admissions and deaths for 2000 to 2010 were assessed by segmented log-linear regression, adjusting the effect size for time trends during the pre-intervention period, 2000–2005. Changes were estimated by comparing trends in post-intervention (2006–2010) with that of pre-intervention (2000–2005) period. All-cause deaths in children under-five in household surveys of 2005 and 2010 were also reviewed to corroborate with the trends of deaths observed in hospitals.

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