Countries in the Asia Pacific region have done extremely well in achieving impressing levels of malaria reduction, but many still face the challenges of pernicious residual malaria. In Greater Mekong Subregion, much of this remaining malaria occurs within remote forested areas among forest-goers and mobile populations, where transmission happens outdoors. In these situations, bed nets and indoor spraying are not effective. Much has been published and debated on the subject but remains as intractable a challenge as ever. What to do about it?
- Diverse challenges and solutions for elimination of residual malaria transmission in South East Asia by Dr . Bill Hawley, Chief, Entomology Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, U.S. CDC
- Residual malaria transmission in Greater Mekong Sub region: Role of Public-Private Sector by Dr. Jeffrey Hii, WHO Malaria Scientist (Retired), APMEN VCWG Technical Lead (Former)
- Plasmodium knowlesi and forest-goers: What’s next? by Dr. Indra Vythilingam, Professor, Department of Parasitology, University of Malaya
- Defining a strategy to prevent forest malaria: a prophylaxis trial in northeastern Cambodia by Dr. Rupam Tripura, Researcher, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
Moderated by Dr Leo Braack, Technical Lead (APMEN Vector Control Working Group), Senior Vector Control Specialist, Malaria Consortium, Bangkok, Thailand.