In Cambodia, malaria is concentrated in forested border areas and in hard-to-reach mobile and migrant populations. Mobile malaria workers (MMWs) detect cases among these populations, where access to static service providers is limited. While Plasmodium falciparum malaria has steadily reduced, P. vivax has become more prominent. Primaquine radical cure prevents periodic P. vivax malaria relapses, but requires prior testing for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficiency. G6PD tests and primaquine are only delivered at health facilities; MMWs support with case referrals and follow-up.
This poster was presented at the 71st annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Country: CambodiaKeywords: Monitoring and evaluation | Research | Surveillance | Malaria | Case management | Elimination | SDGs
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