The study found a significant reduction in P. falciparum prevalence and incidence following MDA.
On July 17, 2016, a 12-year-old Laotian boy living in Bengvilay village, Sanamxay district, Attapeu province (adjacent to Cambodia) in Laos visited Bengvilay Health Center.
Future malaria control programmes can become successful in achieving the high coverage in MDAs drawing from the success of TME in Laos
Thiamin supplementation reduced biochemical thiamin deficiency among Lao malaria patients following anti-malarial drug treatment, but it did not reduce the frequency of adverse events after anti-malarial therapy or have any detected clinical or parasitological impact.
The abundance of indoor-collected An. dirus on the Laos side raises doubts about the effectiveness of a sole reliance on long-lasting insecticide-treated net in this area.
This study points to several strategies that may help bridge the gap between what is known from research evidence and the knowledge and practices of healthcare providers.