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Regional Action Plan 2017–2030

Towards 0. Malaria-Free South-East Asia Region

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WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

Towards 0. Malaria-free South-East Asia Region

Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 9022 625 3

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Overview

The Action Plan emphasizes the progression from transmission reduction, which needs to be pursued in high-burden areas, to elimination, with its rigorous norms for surveillance and management of cases and foci. In addition, it prioritizes the rapid interruption of transmission in areas affected by multidrug resistance (including resistance to artemisinin and partner drugs). In every country and in every particular setting, the design of operations would be based on a careful assessment of technical and operational factors.

The Action Plan highlights the need for a conducive policy environment both in Member States and in the Region as a whole. All Member States need to: seek support from the highest level of State to ensure effective multisectoral engagement; address human resource requirements for malaria centrally and at all levels; ensure effective national leadership and governance, including stakeholder coordination; expand health services to provide full access for people in remote and inaccessible areas; determine appropriate approaches to sustain community-level services beyond malaria specific services; and support meaningful intercountry coordination and cooperation for malaria elimination. Malaria programmes must possess a broad range of capabilities