Projects

Evidence and action for malaria elimination in Myanmar

This project, led by University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), is conducting malaria surveillance in Myanmar which has a disproportionately large malaria burden compared to other countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), and harbours the current frontier of artemisinin-resistant malaria.

IMAGE: Community engagement for the research at a village in Kayah State

The information generated using new surveillance tools will provide an evidence base for targeting and prioritising elimination resources for maximum impact, and will be integrated into ongoing malaria elimination and drug resistance containment activities in Myanmar, in the GMS and globally. Subsequently we plan to test in real-time a potential malaria elimination strategy in pilot sites within Myanmar.

IMAGE: Collecting blood from a local woman for the research

Timeline

2015 - 2016

Collaborators

  • Department of Public Health, National Malaria Control Program
  • Department of Medical Research
  • University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine
  • Karuna Mission Social Solidities (KMSS)
  • Defence Services Medical Research Centre (DSMRC), Ministry of Defence
  • Community Partners International (CPI)
  • Population Services International (PSI) Myanmar
  • Myanmar Medical Association (MMA)
  • National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC

Funding

University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB)

Health Issue

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Lia Burns

Country Program Manager, Myanmar

Telephone

+61392822180

Email

lia.burns@burnet.edu.au