Medical teams rely on artemisinin-based combination therapy to treat malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, yet partial resistance has been confirmed in malaria parasites in Cambodia. To avoid further emergence of resistant mutations and take the final steps towards eliminating P. falciparum in the country, a specific focus on detecting and treating the last individuals carrying the parasite is required.
A quarter of the population of five districts in Preah Vihear and Stung Treng provinces in northern Cambodia is at risk of contracting malaria. Malaria Consortium aims to strengthen malaria case management in the area by training 80 volunteer village malaria workers and staff members at 10 health facilities to diagnose and treat symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.
Country: CambodiaKeywords: Community delivery | Public health communications | Malaria | Case management | Diagnosis | Elimination | Resistance management | Treatment | Vector control | SDG3
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