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Table 3 Intervention coverage at 2015 in DRC and Zambia, and two coverage-standardized country variants modelled

From: Impact of malaria interventions on child mortality in endemic African settings: comparison and alignment between LiST and Spectrum-Malaria model

  Module ITN coverage IRS coverage Malaria case management
DRC Spectrum-Malaria Usage: 55% 0.27% 6.6%
LiST ITN owning and/or IRS-sprayed: 70% 1.7%
Zambia Spectrum-Malaria Usage: 68.8% 35.6% 44.1%
LiST ITN owning and/or IRS-sprayed: 74.7% 18.4%
Coverage-standardized, DRC & Zambiab Spectrum-Malaria • 51% ITN usage at 2014 & 2015; • 70% ITN usage as target for 2016–2020; • IRS: 0.28% throughout 2014–2030. • 10% at 2014 & 2015; • 40% as target for 2016–2020
LiST • 77% ITN owning and/or IRS sprayed at 2014 & 2015; • 98% as target for 2016–2020 • 10% at 2014 & 2015; • 40% as target for 2016–2020.
Data source & definition Spectrum-Malaria WHO/MAP 2015 [24], % of national population sleeping under an ITN (including areas with PfPR = 0). WHO 2015 [1], % of national population protected (all ages, including areas with PfPR = 0) ACT treatment of RDT-positive (and RDT-negative) fevers in children 0–4 years [28], applied to uncomplicated malaria cases in all age groups
LiST Households owning ≥1 ITNs or protected by IRS as measured in the most recent national-representative household survey (usually MIS, MICS or DHS)a Children 0–4 years with a fever treated within 48 h of fever onset with an artemisinin-containing compound i.e. ACT as measured in the most recent national-representative household survey (usually MIS, MICS or DHS)a
  1. Abbreviations: ACT Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy, DHS Demographic and Health Survey, DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo, ITN Insecticide-treated mosquito net, IRS Indoor Residual Spraying, LiST Lives Saved Tool, MAP Malaria Atlas Project, MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, MIS Malaria Indicator Survey, SSA sub-Saharan Africa, Swiss TPH Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health, PfPR Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence rate
  2. aLiST uses the measured values for years in which surveys occurred, and applies linear interpolation between measured points. For years after the last survey in a country, LiST assumes that coverage is constant
  3. bPrecise annual coverages for each intervention, scenario, and model are shown in Additional file 1