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Letter. Driving forces for strengthening the surveillance of Chagas disease in the Brazilian Amazon by "training the eyes" of malaria microscopists

March 23, 2020 - 11:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Monteiro WM, Barbosa MDGV, Guerra JAO, Melo GC, Barbosa LRA, Machado KVA, Abreu Netto RL, Lacerda MVG
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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2020 Mar 16;53:e20190423

Surveillance activities that are well developed in one area may act as driving forces for strengthening surveillance activities in other areas.

Analysis on external competency assessment for malaria microscopists in China

November 19, 2019 - 06:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mei Li, Hejun Zhou, He Yan, Jianhai Yin, Xinyu Feng, Zhigui Xia and Shuisen Zhou
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:366, 14 November 2019

In order to meet the requirement of malaria elimination (ME), three courses of the External Competency Assessment of Malaria Microscopists (ECAMM) were conducted during 2017–2018 in China by facilitators designated by the World Health Organization (WHO-ECAMM). A training course with a model copied from the WHO-ECAMM course was also held a week ahead of ECAMM in March 2018. Thirty-six participants completed these courses and obtained different results.

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