Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group


Anstey, NM; Auburn, S; Baird, JK; Battle, KE; Bobogare, A; Chancellor, A; Chasombat, S; Cheng, Q; Domingo, GJ; Drakeley, CJ; Drukpa, T; Dysoley, L; Espino, FE; Gething, PW; Ghimire, P; Gosling, RD; Grewal-Daumerie, P; Hay, SI; Howes, RE; Hwang, J; Karim, J; Khan, WA; Kim, JY; Ley, B; Mannion, K; McCarthy, J; Keong, WM; Mueller, I; Namgay, R; Price, RN; Qi, G; Rebueno, M; Reeder, J; Richards, J; Sattabongkot-Prachumsri, J; Shanks, GD; Sibley, CH; Surya, A; Taleo, G; Thang, D; Thongpaseuth, V; Thriemer, K; Trimarsanto, H; Vestergaard, LS; von Seidelein, L; Whittaker, M; Vivax Working, G; (2015) Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group. Malaria Journal, 14. p. 11. ISSN 1475-2875 DOI: 10.1186/s12936-015-0958-y

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Abstract

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) is a collaboration of 18 country partners committed to eliminating malaria from within their borders. Over the past 5 years, APMEN has helped to build the knowledge, tools and in-country technical expertise required to attain this goal. At its inaugural meeting in Brisbane in 2009, Plasmodium vivax infections were identified across the region as a common threat to this ambitious programme; the APMEN Vivax Working Group was established to tackle specifically this issue. The Working Group developed a four-stage strategy to identify knowledge gaps, build regional consensus on shared priorities, generate evidence and change practice to optimize malaria elimination activities. This case study describes the issues faced and the solutions found in developing this robust strategic partnership between national programmes and research partners within the Working Group. The success of the approach adopted by the group may facilitate similar applications in other regions seeking to deploy evidence-based policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Malaria, Plasmodium vivax, APMEN, Asia-Pacific, Elimination, RESISTANT PLASMODIUM-VIVAX, GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE-DEHYDROGENASE, DEFICIENCY, FALCIPARUM, INFECTIONS, TESTS, HYPNOZOITES, MORBIDITY, DIVERSITY, PREGNANCY, INDONESIA
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 26627892
Web of Science ID: 365795500011
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2530866

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