The global effort of malaria control is in line with the one world one health concept, but then a globally defined (one-size-fits-all) malaria control strategy would be inefficient. A model was used to examine the likely impact of malaria parasite interventions for a steady state regional control program in endemic areas. Assumptions varied about two targeted epidemiologic control points on the basic reproductive number, Ro, which is affected by different factors and upon which the status of malaria in any community will depend. For any effective malaria control and eradication program, environmental and socio-economic factors should also be considered.
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