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A national policy for malaria elimination in Swaziland: a first for sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, October 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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Title
A national policy for malaria elimination in Swaziland: a first for sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
Malaria Journal, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-10-313
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Authors

Simon Kunene, Allison A Phillips, Roly D Gosling, Deepika Kandula, Joseph M Novotny

Abstract

Swaziland is working to be the first country in mainland sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate malaria. The highest level of Swaziland's government recently approved a national elimination policy, which endorses Swaziland's robust national elimination strategic plan. This commentary outlines Swaziland's progress towards elimination as well as the challenges that remain, primarily around securing long-term financial resources and managing imported cases from neighbouring countries.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 71 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Ethiopia 1 1%
Thailand 1 1%
Unknown 67 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 23%
Student > Master 15 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Other 19 27%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 26 October 2011.
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#2,181,500
of 12,524,647 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#640
of 3,658 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,562
of 105,345 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#1
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