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Community perception of malaria in a vulnerable municipality in the Colombian Pacific

September 22, 2020 - 10:23 -- Open Access
Carol Yovanna Rosero, Gloria Isabel Jaramillo, Franco Andrés Montenegro, César García, Arelis Alexandra Coral
Malaria Journal 2020 19:343, 21 September 2020

Malaria primarily affects populations living in poor socioeconomic conditions, with limited access to basic services, deteriorating environmental conditions, and barriers to accessing health services. Control programmes are designed without participation from the communities involved, ignoring local knowledge and sociopolitical and cultural dynamics surrounding their main health problems, which implies imposing decontextualized control measures that reduce coverage and the impact of interventions. The objective of this study was to determine the community perception of malaria in the municipality of Olaya Herrera in the Colombian Pacific.

Implementing parasite genotyping into national surveillance frameworks: feedback from control programmes and researchers in the Asia–Pacific region

July 28, 2020 - 14:12 -- Open Access
Rintis Noviyanti, Olivo Miotto, Fatema Tuj Johora, et al.
Malaria Journal 2020 19:271, 27 July 2020

The Asia–Pacific region faces formidable challenges in achieving malaria elimination by the proposed target in 2030. Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium parasites can provide important information on malaria transmission and adaptation, which can inform national malaria control programmes (NMCPs) in decision-making processes. In November 2019 a parasite genotyping workshop was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, to review molecular approaches for parasite surveillance and explore ways in which these tools can be integrated into public health systems and inform policy.

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