The revised malaria control strategy. South-East Asia Region 2006-2010
AbstractIn order to achieve effective and sustainable control in Asia, there needs to be a clearer understanding of malaria epidemiology and dynamics that are affected by rapid socio-economic and environmental changes. New tools are available for malaria control. Epidemiology of malaria in SEA is different from other Regions, in particular, Africa. Some of the global strategies are not relevant to SEA. This publication is the result of a series of consultations between Malaria Programme Managers in SEA Region, partners and experts in various fields during 2005-2006. The Revised Malaria Control Strategy (RMCS) was endorsed during the Health Ministers' Meeting held in Bangladesh in August 2006, for implementation in the countries. The RMCS includes 5 broad strategies: (1) Reform approach to programme planning and management; (2) Revamp surveillance and strengthen monitoring and evaluation; (3) Scale up coverage and proper use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets; (4) Target interventions to risk groups, and (5) Scale up control of P.vivax malaria. The key activities are proposed under each broad strategy. This publication serves as a blue print for Malaria Control in SEA Region. Member States need to revise national strategic plans to incorporate the RMCS. In order to effectively implement the RMCS, Member States need to mobilize additional funds and political commitment.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2007). The revised malaria control strategy. South-East Asia Region 2006-2010. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205992