Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria intervention coverage

Substantial progress has been made in reducing the burden of malaria in Africa since 2000, but those gains were jeopardised by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study was to evaluate plausible effects on malaria incidence and mortality under different levels of disruption to key malaria control interventions.


This work was done in collaboration with:

  • The Institute for Disease Modelling, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland