Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
Malaria is a significant burden in Sudan. The research question addressed by this report is: â€œWhat is the best policy option to address the malaria problem in Sudan?â€ This report applies a framework for policy analysis to three policy options. The policy options are 1) Eradication via vaccines; 2) Eradication of malaria via basic science research; and 3) Control of the impact of malaria via home base strategies. A decision-making matrix with weighted criteria (cost, effectiveness, political feasibility, and implementation challenge, respectively) is used for the purpose of relative comparison and scoring. From this scoring, the policy options are ranked, and the Best Policy Option is identified. Option 3 is the Best Policy Option. Option 3 is home based strategies that include free long lasting insecticide-impregnated nets; free residential insecticide spraying; and free anti-malaria drugs derived from artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) as the malarial parasite has a low resistance to this Chinese plant. This policy option is then evaluated in light of â€œPolicy Transfer Theoryâ€ and the result is it appears to have a likelihood of positive transferability if implemented in Sudan.
Heatley, Erin Brennan, "Malaria in Sudan : an analysis and discussion of policy options" (2008). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 175.