Improving uptake and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the context of artemisinin drug resistance containment in eastern Myanmar: an evaluation of incentive schemes among informal private healthcare providers

As efforts to contain artemisinin resistance and eliminate Plasmodium falciparum intensify, the accurate diagnosis and prompt effective treatment of malaria are increasingly needed in Myanmar and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). This study tested different incentives to increase RDT use and improve the quality of care among informal private healthcare providers in Myanmar.

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Publication date: March 2015
Source: Malaria Journal

Challenges in universal coverage and utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets in migrant plantation workers in Myanmar

Although the migrant workers are at high risk of malaria, there are many hidden challenges in universal coverage and utilization of the insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in this populations, which this study seeks to document.

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Publication date: June 2014
Source: Malaria Journal

Spread of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Myanmar: a cross-sectional survey of the K13 molecular marker

Emergence of artemisinin resistance in Southeast Asia poses a serious threat to the global control of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Currently, artemisinin resistance extends across much of Myanmar. P falciparum parasites carrying K13-propeller mutations were recorded at high prevalence next to the northwestern border with India. Appropriate therapeutic regimens should be tested urgently and implemented comprehensively if spread of artemisinin resistance to other regions is to be avoided.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases