Journal article

Longitudinal trends in malaria testing rates in the face of elimination in eastern Myanmar: a 7-year observational study

Jade D Rae, Jordi Landier, Julie A Simpson, Stephane Proux, Angela Devine, Richard J Maude, Aung Myint Thu, Jacher Wiladphaingern, Ladda Kajeechiwa, May Myo Thwin, Saw Win Tun, Francois H Nosten

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Providing at-risk communities with uninterrupted access to early diagnosis and treatment is a key component in reducing malaria transmission and achieving elimination. As programmes approach malaria elimination targets it is critical that each case is tested and treated early, which may present a challenge when the burden of malaria is reduced. In this paper we investigate whether malaria testing rates decline over time and assess the impacts of integrating malaria and non-malaria services on testing rates in the malaria elimination task force (METF) programme in the Kayin state of Myanmar. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using weekly collected data on testing rat..

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Awarded by Australian NHMRC Investigator Grant

Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Wellcome Trust (220211), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1117507), The Global Fund against AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Regional Artemisinin Initiative & RAI2E). Professor Julie A Simpson was supported by an Australian NHMRC Investigator Grant (1196068). Professor Richard J Maude was supported by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1193472). The funders had no role in the design, conduct, or analysis of the study. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.