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.
Malaria eradication will require adaptive, well-managed malaria programmes that are able to tailor implementation of evidence-based strategies, founded upon strong sub-national surveillance and response, with adequate funding and human resources.
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