Projects

Optimal community-delivered malaria elimination models for the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The malaria landscape is changing in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and current community-delivered models, typically village health volunteers with basic training, which have worked well for malaria control may not work well for malaria elimination.

The overarching aim of this mixed-methods multi-country operational research project is to produce a community-delivered malaria elimination model that is acceptable, operational, pragmatic, effective and cost-effective across GMS countries. To date, there has been no nationwide or region wide research on community-delivered models to develop an optimal model and package of interventions for malaria elimination in Myanmar, Lao PDR or the GMS more broadly.

Findings from this project will advance implementation of malaria services in the community and elimination programs in GMS countries. The research will comprise of two stages: Stage 1 – Stakeholder consultation and model development, and Stage 2 – Evaluation of the community-delivered integrated malaria elimination model.

Timeline

December 2018 – December 2020

Collaborators

  • Myanmar National Malaria Control Program
  • Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute

Funding

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Health Issue

Contact Details

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

Associate Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health

Telephone

+61385062310

Email

freya.fowkes@burnet.edu.au