Malaria elimination in Asia–Pacific: an under‐told story

Hsiang, Michelle S., Abeyasinghe, Rabindra, Whittaker, Maxine, and Feachem, Richard G.A. (2010) Malaria elimination in Asia–Pacific: an under‐told story. Lancet, 375 (9726). pp. 1586-1587.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website:


[Extract] An oft-cited story describes how Sri Lanka reduced its incidence of malaria from 2·8 million cases in 1946 to a mere 17 in 1963, only to see the rate resurge in subsequent years.(1) Yet, in the past decade, Sri Lanka has brought its annual caseload down from more than 200 000 confirmed cases in 2000 to just 670 cases in 2008, with no deaths due to malaria in more than 2 years.(2) Similarly, in the Philippines, the past decade has seen nine provinces become malaria free, bringing the total to 22 of 81.(3) Eight of 20 malaria-endemic countries in WHO's Western Pacific and Southeast Asia regions achieved declines in annual cases of more than 50% from 2000 to 2008.(4) Success stories such as these reverberate throughout Asia–Pacific: in this era of renewed commitment to elimination,(5) ; (6) participants gathered in Kandy, Sri Lanka (Feb 16–19, 2010), for the second annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).(7)

Item ID: 48018
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1474-547X
Keywords: malaria, elimination, Asia Pacific region
Funders: Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, Sri Lanka, University of Queensland (UQ), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 05:03
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page