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


Guyant, P; Corbel, V; Guérin, PJ; Lautissier, A; Nosten, F; Boyer, S; Coosemans, M; Dondorp, AM; Sinou, V; Yeung, S; White, N; (2015) Past and new challenges for malaria control and elimination: the role of operational research for innovation in designing interventions. Malar J, 14 (1). p. 279. ISSN 1475-2875 DOI: 10.1186/s12936-015-0802-4

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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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
PubMed ID: 26185098
Web of Science ID: 357981300001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2242031

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