Eliminate now: seven critical actions required to accelerate elimination of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Progress in Southeast Asia is threatened by the emergence of drug resistant parasites and hampered by systemic challenges. This commentary proposes seven concrete actions to address these issues and accelerate malaria elimination in the region.

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Publication date: October 2016
Source: Malaria Journal

The challenge of artemisinin resistance can only be met by eliminating Plasmodium falciparum malaria across the Greater Mekong subregion

Foci of artemisinin drug resistance have been identified in the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) of the Asia Pacific, threatening the major gains made in malaria control and potentially creating a parasite pool that is more difficult to treat and eliminate. … A sustainable solution is the rapid elimination of all Plasmodium falciparum parasites from the GMS.

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Publication date: July 2014
Source: Malaria Journal