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Barriers in distribution, ownership and utilization of insecticide-treated mosquito nets among migrant population in Myanmar, 2016: a mixed methods study

May 14, 2019 - 15:55 -- Open Access
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Shwe Yi Linn, Thae Maung Maung, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Swai Mon Oo, Zaw Linn and Aung Thi
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:172, 14 May 2019

Sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets/long-lasting insecticidal nets (ITNs/LLINs henceforth referred to as ITNs) is one of the core interventions recommended by the World Health Organization to reduce malaria transmission and prevent malaria in high-risk communities, such as migrants, by preventing mosquito bites. The malaria burden among the migrant population is a big challenge for malaria elimination in Myanmar. In this context, this study aimed to assess the ownership and utilization of ITNs and to understand the barriers to distribution and utilization of ITNs among the high-risk migrant communities in the Regional Artemisinin Resistance Initiative (RAI) project areas of Myanmar.

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The role of monitoring and evaluation to ensure functional access to community-based early diagnosis and treatment in a malaria elimination programme in Eastern Myanmar

February 28, 2019 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jade D. Rae, Suphak Nosten, Jordi Landier, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:50, 22 February 2019

The malaria posts operating under the METF programme perform to a high standard, with the majority offering uninterrupted access to diagnosis and treatment, and high service uptake in the villages serviced by the programme.

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Are village health volunteers as good as basic health staffs in providing malaria care? A country wide analysis from Myanmar, 2015

June 26, 2018 - 16:20 -- Open Access
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Nay Yi Yi Linn, Soundappan Kathirvel, Mrinalini Das, Badri Thapa, Md. Mushfiqur Rahman, Thae Maung Maung, Aye Mon Mon Kyaw, Aung Thi and Zaw Lin
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:242, 20 June 2018

The VHV were more accessible to children and women than BHS in providing malaria screening services.

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Population genetic structure and natural selection of Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen-1 in Myanmar isolates

February 13, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Jung-Mi Kang, Jinyoung Lee, Byoung-Kuk Na, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:71, 7 February 2018

Myanmar PfAMA-1 showed similar patterns of nucleotide diversity and amino acid polymorphisms compared to those of global PfAMA-1.

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Estimation on local transmission of malaria by serological approach under low transmission setting in Myanmar

January 8, 2018 - 16:06 -- Open Access
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Myat Htut Nyunt, Than Naing Soe, Eun-Taek Han, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:6, 5 January 2018

These findings support that PfMSP1-19 and PvMSP1-19 are suggested for serosurveillance of the malaria especially in low transmission setting for further necessary actions have to be carried out to eliminate the malaria.

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Plasmodium falciparum Kelch 13 mutations and treatment response in patients in Hpa-Pun District, Northern Kayin State, Myanmar

November 29, 2017 - 15:31 -- Open Access
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Craig A. Bonnington, Aung Pyae Phyo, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Mallika Imwong, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Daniel M. Parker, Stephane Proux, Nicholas J. White and Francois Nosten
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:480, 25 November 2017

This study provides evidence of artemisinin resistance in a remote part of eastern Myanmar.

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Understanding malaria treatment-seeking preferences within the public sector amongst mobile/migrant workers in a malaria elimination scenario: a mixed-methods study

November 14, 2017 - 15:56 -- Open Access
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Aung Ye Naung Win, Thae Maung Maung, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Rungrawee Tipmontree, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Mondha Kengganpanich and Jaranit Kaewkungwal
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:462, 13 November 2017

Mitigating key drivers that favour poor utilization of public-sector services among highly mobile migrant workers in less stable work-settings should be given priority in a malaria-elimination setting.

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Chloroquine efficacy for Plasmodium vivax in Myanmar in populations with high genetic diversity and moderate parasite gene flow

July 11, 2017 - 12:53 -- Open Access
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Myo Win Htun, Nan Cho Nwe Mon, Kamala Thriemer, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:281, 10 July 2017

Treatment failures after chloroquine were observed following chloroquine monotherapy, with pvmdr1 amplification present in both Myawaddy and Shwegyin.

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Anti-malarial landscape in Myanmar: results from a nationally representative survey among community health workers and the private sector outlets in 2015/2016

May 3, 2017 - 08:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Si Thu Thein, Hnin Su Su Khin and Aung Thi
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:129, 25 April 2017

CHWs have a strong foundation for achieving malaria goals and their scale-up is merited, however gaps in malaria commodities and supplies must be addressed.

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Insights into the availability and distribution of oral artemisinin monotherapy in Myanmar: evidence from a nationally representative outlet survey

May 3, 2017 - 08:48 -- Open Access
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Si Thu Thein, Hnin Su Su Khin and Aung Thi
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:170, 25 April 2017

Given the high availability and distribution of oral AMT, it is possible that Myanmar has become the last remaining viable market for any oral AMT in the region for manufacturers.

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