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Article Name Journal Author Link
Accuracy and impact of spatial aids based upon satellite enumeration to improve indoor residual spraying spatial coverage Malaria Journal Bridges, et al. Click here
Mobile Solutions for Malaria Elimination Surveillance Systems Special Report Vital Wave Click here
Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems – Guidelines for Design and Implementation Special Report MEASURE Evaluation Click here
Shifting the burden or expanding access to care? Assessing malaria trends following scale-up of community health worker malaria case management and reactive case detection Malaria Journal Larsen, et al. Click here
A Mobile-Based Community Health Management Information System for Community Health Workers and Their Supervisors in 2 Districts of Zambia Global Health: Science and Practice Biemba, et al. Click here
Mobility up the sanitation ladder following community-led total sanitation in rural Zambia Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development Russpatrick, et al. Click here
Location, location, location: environmental factors better predict malaria-positive individuals during reactive case detection than index case demographics in Southern Province, Zambia Malaria Journal Larsen, et al. Click here
A Mobile Platform Enables Unprecedented Sanitation Uptake in Zambia PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Markle, et al. Click here
A qualitative review of implementer perceptions of the national community‑level
malaria surveillance system in Southern Province, Zambia
Malaria Journal Lohfeld, et al. Click here
Evaluation of the operational challenges in implementing reactive screen-and-treat and implications of reactive case detection strategies for malaria elimination in a region of low transmission in southern Zambia Malaria Journal Searle, et al. Click here
A framework for evaluating the costs of malaria elimination interventions: an application to reactive case detection in Southern Province of Zambia, 2014 Malaria Journal Larson, et al. Click here
Factors impacting on menstrual hygiene and their implications for health promotion Global Health Promotion Lahme, et al. Click here
Malaria elimination: surveillance and response Pathogens and Global Health Bridges, et al. Click here
Chiengi District, Zambia Open Defecation Free after 1 Year of Community-Led Total Sanitation American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Zimba, et al. Click here
Targeting indoor residual spraying for malaria using epidemiological data: a case study of the Zambia experience Malaria Journal Pinchoff, et al. Click here
Malaria surveillance in low-transmission areas of Zambia using reactive case detection Malaria Journal Larsen et al. Click here
Enhanced surveillance and data feedback loop associated with improved malaria data in Lusaka, Zambia Malaria Journal Chisha et al. Click here
Modular laboratories–cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure for resource-limited settings American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Bridges et al. Click here
Open-source satellite enumeration to map households: planning and targeting indoor residual spraying for malaria Malaria Journal Kamanga et al. Click here
Community-Led Total Sanitation Mobile Surveillance (p.26-27), mSpray (p.36-37) mHealth Compendium, Volume 4 (USAID) Akros Click here

In the News

Date Title Publication Link
May 2017 Dramatic rise in sanitation uptake in Zambia The Health Press Click here
Jan 27, 2017 Mobile Platform Enables Unprecedented Sanitation Uptake in Zambia CLTS Knowledge Hub Click here
Jul 28, 2016 Akros selected as GAVI Pacesetter organization GAVI INFUSE Click here
Jun 3, 2016 Tracking the construction of latrines in Zambia CLTS Knowledge Hub Click here
Dec 9, 2015 How Zambia is Tackling Malaria Africa Times Click here
Dec 4, 2015 How tech is changing international development Africa Times Click here
May 26, 2015 Promoting WASH Through Traditional Leaders and Technology The Huffington Post Click here
May 21, 2015 A Toilet in Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone NPR: Goats and Soda Click here
Jul 8, 2014 Kazungula District … CLTS should be taken seriously in every community Lusaka Voice Click here
Jul 12, 2015 Chiengi celebrates open defecation-free status Daily Mail Click here
Jan 4, 2015 Akros Conducts Pilot Using Android Tablets to Combat Malaria Global Health Corps Click here
Feb 14, 2014 ITNs abused in Kalomo Lusaka Voice Click here
Jan 18, 2014 Mkushi EHTs equipped to fight open defecation Lusaka Voice Click here
Apr 25, 2013 How Cell Phones Are Helping Fight Malaria PBS Newhour: Blog of News and Insight (Ukraine) Click here

Press Releases

Apr 22, 2015 | Chiengi Open Defecation Free Celebration
Apr 20, 2015 | World Malaria Day 2015
Feb 5, 2015 | Bicycle Distribution