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Malaria elimination in remote communities requires integration of malaria control activities into general health care: an observational study and interrupted time series analysis in Myanmar

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Background

Community health workers (CHWs) can provide diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas and are therefore key to the elimination of malaria. However, as incidence declines, uptake of their services could be compromised if they only treat malaria.

Methods

We conducted a retrospective analysis of 571,286 malaria rapid diagnostic tests conducted between 2011 and 2016 by 1335 CHWs supported by Medical Action Myanmar. We assessed rates of declin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12916-018-1172-x

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ORCID:
0000-0003-3449-7142
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
183
Publication date:
2018-10-22
Acceptance date:
2018-09-11
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-7015
ISSN:
1741-7015
Pubs id:
pubs:935034
URN:
uri:c4a69946-aa91-4b12-b4c6-7f302a87e6ba
UUID:
uuid:c4a69946-aa91-4b12-b4c6-7f302a87e6ba
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pubs:935034

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