Partnership for containment of artemisinin resistance and moving towards the elimination of Plasmodium in Thailand
The overall goal of this project is to support efforts to eliminate Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites in Thailand and contribute to the targets of the Global Malaria Action Plan.
- To contribute towards the elimination of artemisinin resistant parasites by detecting malaria cases (both asymptomatic and symptomatic) in target areas and ensuring effective treatment and gametocyte clearance using combination therapies;
- To prevent transmission of malaria parasites through vector control and improve access to personal protection measures among target populations;
- To support containment/elimination of P. falciparum parasites through comprehensive Behaviour Change Communication, community mobilization and advocacy; and
- To provide an effective management system (including surveillance, monitoring and evaluation) to enable rapid and high quality implementation of the strategy.
Specific activities related to border malaria:
- Increase coverage of LLINs (100% coverage of Thai residents, M1 migrants, refugees in camps and military personnel along the borders);
- Develop containment specific BCC materials, tools and methods for targeting mobile/migrant populations (Cambodians and various ethnicities from Myanmar/Cambodia), refugees in camps, Thai residents, students and teachers in border provinces;
- Conduct cross-border coordination activities.