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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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Therapeutic efficacy and artemisinin resistance in northern Myanmar: evidence from in vivo and molecular marker studies

April 11, 2017 - 15:50 -- Open Access
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Moe Kyaw Myint, Charlotte Rasmussen, Aung Thi, Dorina Bustos, Pascal Ringwald and Khin Lin
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:143, 7 April 2017

The efficacy of AL, AS + MQ and DP remains high in northern Myanmar despite widespread evidence of k13 mutations associated with delayed parasite clearance.

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Asymptomatic and sub-microscopic malaria infection in Kayah State, eastern Myanmar

April 11, 2017 - 15:34 -- Open Access
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Myo Thiha Zaw, Myo Thant, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:138, 4 April 2017

A combination of RDT, light microscopy and PCR diagnostics were used to identify asymptomatic malaria infection, providing additional information on asymptomatic cases in addition to the routine statistics on symptomatic cases, so as to determine the true burden of disease in the area.

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Clinical and molecular surveillance of drug resistant vivax malaria in Myanmar (2009–2016)

March 22, 2017 - 14:55 -- Open Access
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Myat Htut Nyunt, Jin-Hee Han, Bo Wang, Khin Myo Aye, Kyin Hla Aye, Seong-Kyun Lee, Ye Htut, Myat Phone Kyaw, Kay Thwe Han and Eun-Taek Han
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:117, 16 March 2017

Although clinical failure rate was low, widespread distribution of chloroquine and antifolate resistance molecular makers alert to the emergence and spread of drug resistance vivax malaria in Myanmar.

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Molecular surveillance of artemisinin resistance falciparum malaria among migrant goldmine workers in Myanmar

March 9, 2017 - 14:45 -- Open Access
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Myat Htut Nyunt, Bo Wang, Khin Myo Aye, Kyin Hla Aye, Jin-Hee Han, Seong-Kyun Lee, Kay Thwe Han, Ye Htut and Eun-Taek Han
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:97, 1 March 2017

High mutant rate of artemisinin resistance markers and relatively high pfmdr1 copy number among isolates collected from migrant goldmine workers alert the importance of containment measures among this target population.

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Acceptability of insecticide-treated clothing for malaria prevention among migrant rubber tappers in Myanmar: a cluster-randomized non-inferiority crossover trial

March 2, 2017 - 15:37 -- Open Access
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Alison F. Crawshaw, Thae Maung Maung, Muhammad Shafique, Nyan Sint, Sarala Nicholas, Michelle S. Li, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer and Jeffrey Hii
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:92, 28 February 2017

The high level of acceptability suggests that ITC could be an appropriate strategy for personal protection amongst migrant rubber tappers in outdoor transmission settings in Myanmar.

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Ownership and Use of Insecticide-Treated Nets among People Living in Malaria Endemic Areas of Eastern Myanmar

September 28, 2016 - 16:59 -- Open Access
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Tin Aung, Chongyi Wei, Willi McFarland, Ye Kyaw Aung, Hnin Su Su Khin
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PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162292

The study found ownership of ITNs was low in Myanmar in comparison to the goal of one for every two household members.

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Declining Efficacy of Artemisinin Combination Therapy Against P. Falciparum Malaria on the Thai–Myanmar Border (2003–2013): The Role of Parasite Genetic Factors

August 26, 2016 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Aung Pyae Phyo, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Francois Nosten, et al.
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Clin Infect Dis. (2016) 63 (6): 784-791

Between 2003 and 2013, we studied the efficacy of MAS3 in 1005 patients with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in relation to molecular markers of resistance.

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Using supply side evidence to inform oral artemisinin monotherapy replacement in Myanmar: a case study

August 23, 2016 - 18:30 -- Open Access
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Hnin Su Su Khin, Tin Aung, Moe Aung, Aung Thi, Matt Boxshall and Chris White
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:418, 18 August 2016

The widespread availability and use of oral artemisinin monotherapy in Myanmar has been a serious threat to malaria control and elimination in the country and across the region.

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