The Greater Mekong Sub-region has made remarkable progress towards eliminating malaria in recent years, but efforts are now faltering in some areas. The development of tools to control forest-based transmission is taking too long and efforts to control malaria amongst high-risk mobile people are failing. If countries are to meet their elimination targets and prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant falciparum malaria, urgent and radical changes will be required. This commentary proposes changes in the approach to the development and roll-out of new tools as well as changes to the management of elimination efforts targeting transmission in forests and forest-farms.
Statement of acknowledgement: This commentary was published in the Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, try125, https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try125 on 14 December 2018.