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Malaria in Urban Settings: Challenges and Opportunities for Effective Control


Bishop Scott*

Malaria, a deadly mosquito-borne disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, has long been associated with rural areas. However, in recent years, the prevalence of malaria in urban settings has been on the rise, presenting unique challenges for control and prevention efforts. This article explores the reasons behind the urbanization of malaria, the challenges it poses, and the opportunities available for effective control. Key strategies discussed include integrated vector management, community engagement, health system strengthening and leveraging technological advancements. By understanding the complexities of malaria transmission in urban areas and tailoring interventions accordingly, a significant step can be taken towards achieving malaria elimination on a global scale.

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