Past and new challenges for malaria control and elimination: the role of operational research for innovation in designing interventions

Philippe Guyant, Vincent Corbel, Philippe J Guérin, Adeline Lautissier, François Nosten, Sébastien Boyer, Marc Coosemans, Arjen M Dondorp, Véronique Sinou, Shunmay Yeung, Nicholas White

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    Abstract

    This meeting report presents the outcomes of a workshop held in Bangkok on December 1st 2014, where the following challenges were discussed: the threat of resistance to artemisinin and artemisinin-based combination therapy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and in Africa; access to treatment for most at risk and hard to reach population; insecticide resistance, residual and outdoors transmission. The role of operational research and the interactions between research institutions, National Malaria Control Programmes, Civil Society Organizations, and of financial and technical partners to address those challenges and to accelerate translation of research into policies and programmes were debated. The threat and the emergency of the artemisinin resistance spread and independent emergence in the GMS was intensely debated as it is now close to the border of India. The need for key messages, based on scientific evidence and information available and disseminated without delay, was highlighted as crucial for an effective and urgent response.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMalaria Journal
    Volume14
    Pages (from-to)279
    Number of pages11
    ISSN1475-2875
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Africa
    • Education
    • Global Health
    • Health Policy
    • Humans
    • India
    • Insecticide Resistance
    • Malaria
    • Operations Research
    • Thailand
    • World Health Organization

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