Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence in East Africa: Updating data for malaria stratification

The prevalence of malaria parasite in the population is a key metric used for disease stratification at national and sub-national levels. It is striking that the prevalence of malaria at sub-national levels is heterogenous, transcending national borders in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Nationally it is predicted as 4.7% (2.6–36.9) in Kenya, 10.6% (3.4–39.2) in mainland Tanzania, and 9.5% (4.0–48.3) in Uganda translating. Approximately 12.7 million people in East Africa continue to live in areas where prevalence is ≥ 30%, including 6.4%, 12.1% and 6.3% of Kenya, mainland Tanzania and Uganda populations, respectively. This mapping highlights why countries must work together or jointly to reduce burden and prevent further malaria deaths.

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