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17 Dec 2018

Active Case Detection and Treatment (ACAT) project (Cambodia/Thailand)

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Active Case Detection and Treatment (ACAT) project (Cambodia/Thailand)

Malaria Consortium has conducted a detection and treatment project in Pailin, Cambodia focused on eliminating malaria in the region. Malaria Consortium has piloted a surveillance project – using SMS technology to help prevent resistant malaria parasites from spreading further afield. As part of this project health teams aimed to identify and treat people who were suffering from malaria but were displaying no symptoms, and could potentially spread the disease without knowing. This surveillance pilot project has been proven effective. The SMS approach is now a well established reporting tool in some pre-elimination districts of Cambodia and it will offer an approach to support the government’s efforts to rid Cambodia of malaria for good.

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