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.
A background paper by the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria initiative examining the major enabling factors and roadblocks in the management of malaria elimination activities. The paper discusses how to effectively manage the shift from malaria control to elimination at the national level, borrowing from management techniques used in the private sector.
Author: Case P, Chandramohan D, Gosling J, Gosling R, Gueye C, Koita K, Newby G, Tulloch J, UCSF Global Health Group Malaria Elimination Initiative, Wegbreit J
Publication date: January 2014
Source: UCSF Global Health Group Malaria Elimination Initiative