Non-malarial febrile illness (NMFI)
Most fevers in most malaria endemic areas are not caused by malaria, and recent summaries of malaria prevalence among individuals with fever in sub-Saharan Africa have shown a measurable decline over the past two decades. As malaria incidence continues to decline, identifying the other causes of malaria-like symptoms and providing the means to manage them will become increasingly important both to retain interest in malaria surveillance programmes and to address the causes of non-malarial mortality, especially in children.
Addressing non-malarial febrile illness
- Mapping the causes of non-malarial febrile illness
- Field study for the identification of pathogenicity of acute non-malaria fever in the Mekong region
- Screening and diagnostic algorithm development