Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: the Asia Pacific malaria elimination network vivax working group

Anstey, Nicholas M., Auburn , Sarah, Baird, J. Kevin, Battle, Katherine E., Bobogare, Albino, Chancellor , Arna , Chasombat , Sanchai, Cheng , Qin, Domingo, Gonzalo J. , Drakeley , Christopher J., Drukpa, Tobgyel, Dysoley, Lek, Fe Esperanza, Espino, Gething, Peter W., Ghimire, Prakash, Gosling, Roly D., Grewal-Daumerie, Penny, Hay, Simon I., Howes, Rosalind E., Hwang, Jimee, Karim, Jahirul , Khan, Wasif Ali , Kim, Jung-Yeon , Ley, Benedikt , Mannion, Kylie, McCarthy, James, Keong, Wan Ming , Mueller, Ivo, Namgay, Rinzin , Price, Ric N., Qi, Gao , Rebueno, Marvi , Reeder, John, Richards, Jack, Sattabongkot-Prachumsri, Jetsumon , Shanks, G. Dennis , Sibley, Carol Hopkins , Surya, Asik , Taleo, George , Thang, Ngo Duc , Thongpaseuth, Vonethalom , Thriemer, Kamala , Trimarsanto, Hidayat , Vestergaard, Lasse S., von Seidelein, Lorenz , and Whittaker, Maxine (2015) Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: the Asia Pacific malaria elimination network vivax working group. Malaria Journal, 14. 484. pp. 1-11.

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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 ID: 43879
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1475-2875
Keywords: malaria; Plasmodium vivax; APMEN; Asia-Pacific; elimination
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Funders: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government (DFAT), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Malaria for Medicine Venture
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 02:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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