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Rural and urban disparities in health-seeking for fever in Myanmar: findings from a probability-based household survey

August 1, 2016 - 10:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tin Aung, Moh Moh Lwin, May Sudhinaraset and Chongyi Wei
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:386, 25 July 2016

This study suggests that rural populations need improved access to trained providers.

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Who continues to stock oral artemisinin monotherapy? Results of a provider survey in Myanmar

June 28, 2016 - 16:52 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Si Thu Thein, May Sudhinaraset, Hnin Su Su Khin, Willi McFarland and Tin Aung
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:334, 22 June 2016

Private healthcare facilities and drug shops and providers who prioritize consumers’ demand instead of recommended practices were more likely to stock oral AMT.

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Oral artemisinin monotherapy removal from the private sector in Eastern Myanmar between 2012 and 2014

May 25, 2016 - 17:37 -- Open Access
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Hnin Su Su Khin, Tin Aung, Aung Thi and Chris White
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:286, 23 May 2016

The findings point to the successful design and implementation of a strategy to rapidly remove oral AMT from pharmacies, general retailers and mobile providers and to replace its use with quality-assured ACT.

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Parasite clearance rates in Upper Myanmar indicate a distinctive artemisinin resistance phenotype: a therapeutic efficacy study

April 2, 2016 - 16:17 -- Open Access
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Kyaw Myo Tun, Atthanee Jeeyapant, Nicholas P. J. Day, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:185, 31 March 2016

The dominant k13 mutation observed in Upper Myanmar, F446I, appears to be associated with an intermediate rate of parasite clearance compared to other common mutations described elsewhere in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

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K13 mutations and pfmdr1 copy number variation in Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Myanmar

February 26, 2016 - 17:16 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aye A. Win, Mallika Imwong, Myat P. Kyaw, Charles J. Woodrow, Kesinee Chotivanich, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Sasithon Pukrittayakamee
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:110, 24 February 2016

The proportion of P. falciparum isolates with mutations in the propeller region of k13 indicates that artemisinin resistance extends across much of Myanmar.

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NOT Open Access | A more appropriate white blood cell count for estimating malaria parasite density in Plasmodium vivax patients in northeastern Myanmar

February 15, 2016 - 18:41 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Huaie Liu, Guohua Feng, Liwang Cui, et al.
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Acta Tropica, Volume 156, April 2016, Pages 152–156

The conventional method of estimating parasite densities employ an assumption of 8000 white blood cells (WBCs)/μl.

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Malaria community health workers in Myanmar: a cost analysis

January 29, 2016 - 18:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Shwe Sin Kyaw, Tom Drake, Aung Thi, Myat Phone Kyaw, Thaung Hlaing, Frank M. Smithuis, Lisa J. White and Yoel Lubell
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:41, 25 January 2016

The annual cost of a malaria CHW in Myanmar varies considerably depending on the context and the design of the programme, in particular remoteness and the approach to monitoring and evaluation.

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Evaluation of the behaviour change communication and community mobilization activities in Myanmar artemisinin resistance containment zones

January 2, 2016 - 18:38 -- Open Access
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Myat Nyunt, Khin Aye, Kyaw San, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:522 (23 December 2015)

Efforts should focus on correcting misconceptions about malaria transmission, prevention and universal use of ITN/LLINs.

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Improving the quality of paediatric malaria diagnosis and treatment by rural providers in Myanmar: an evaluation of a training and support intervention

October 14, 2015 - 06:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tin Aung, Kim Longfield, Nyo Aye, Aung San, Thea Sutton, Dominic Montagu, PHSi/UCSF Global Health Group
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:397 (9 October 2015)

The SPH training programme was able to improve the quality of paediatric malaria care significantly, and to maintain that improvement over time.

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Availability and quality of anti-malarials among private sector outlets in Myanmar in 2012: results from a large, community-based, cross-sectional survey before a large-scale intervention

July 14, 2015 - 09:22 -- Open Access
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Hnin Khin, Ingrid Chen, Chris White, May Sudhinaraset, Willi McFarland, Megan Littrell, Dominic Montagu, Tin Aung
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:269 (14 July 2015)

Informal private pharmacies, itinerant drug vendors and general retailers should be targeted for interventions to improve malaria treatment practices in Myanmar, particularly those that threaten the emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance.

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