Malaria incidence in Cambodia is decreasing and transmission is increasingly confined to forest areas. However, nearly all prevention and treatment funds are being invested in villages far from forest areas, while activities within forest areas have been much more efficient at reaching infected individuals. Intensification of malaria services into the forest is possible and will be needed to eliminate malaria. Therefore, the Cambodia National Center for Malaria Control has pioneered an elimination strategy employing mobile malaria workers inside the forest.
This presentation was delivered at the 67th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and summarises recent results from implementing this approach.
Country: CambodiaKeywords: Community delivery | Malaria | Case management | Diagnosis | Elimination | Treatment | SDG3
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