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Sixth Africa malaria day in 2006: how far have we come after the Abuja Declaration?

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, November 2006
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Sixth Africa malaria day in 2006: how far have we come after the Abuja Declaration?
Published in
Malaria Journal, November 2006
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-5-102
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Joas B Rugemalila, Charles L Wanga, Wen L Kilama


Each year on the 25th April Africa and the rest of the world commemorate Africa Malaria Day as was agreed upon at the African Summit on Roll Back Malaria held in Abuja, Nigeria on 25th April 2000. The summit also called upon the United Nations to declare the period 2001-2010 a decade for malaria. The 1st Africa Malaria Day was commemorated with the theme "Communities Play a Central Role in Tackling Malaria". The 6th Africa Malaria Day was observed in 2006 with the theme "Get Your ACT Together" and the slogan "Universal Access to Effective Malaria Treatment is a Human Right". This article by the Secretariat of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) was also part of the commemorations for the day. MIM was founded in 1997 as an alliance of institutions and individuals concerned with the malaria problem, and aiming at maximizing the impact of scientific research on malaria through strengthening African research capacity and coordinated global collaboration. The MIM Secretariat has been hosted in rotation by the founding institutions, and is being hosted for the first time in Africa by the African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This article reviews the malaria situation in Africa six years after the Abuja Declaration, highlighting the disease burden trends, failures, achievements, challenges, and the way forward.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Researcher 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 6 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 7 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2011.
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