Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) is a malaria control strategy in which vulnerable asymptomatic individuals are given a full curative dose of an antimalarial medication at specified intervals, regardless of whether they are infected with malaria or not. This research project developes mathematical models in order to explore the effects of IPT use on the malaria prevalence and control under different scenarios.

Malaria model diagram


Collaborations for this project originally formed at the invitation only IMA Special Workshop, WhAM! (Women in Applied Mathematics), a Research Collaboration Workshop on Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and Medicine. The group includes Katharine Gurski, Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem, Zhilan Feng, Carrie Manore, Olivia Prosper, and Angela Peace. Research efforts continue as an AIM SQuaRE Group.


M. Teboh-Ewungkem, O. Prosper, K. Gurski, C. Manore, A. Peace, Z. Feng "Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) and the spread of drug resistant malaria". Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine, Volume 158 of the series The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications. 197-233, 2014.

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