Malaria control strategies rely heavily on village-based schemes to provide malaria services. Mobile malaria workers (MMWs) are employed to reach outside villages, but are often located in farms with similarly low risk. Reactive case detection within villages with standard rapid diagnostic tests (the most operationally feasible diagnostic tool) yielded very low test positivity rates (TPR) in Cambodia (<1%), with co-exposed individuals slightly higher at ~3%. The Cambodia National Center for Malaria Control (CNM) has pioneered an elimination strategy employing MMWs inside the forest.
This presentation, delivered at the 67th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, summarises recent results from implementing this approach.
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