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Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group

Anstey, Nicholas M., Auburn, Sarah, Ley, Benedikt, Mannion, Kylie, Price, Ric N., Ley-Thriemer, Kamala, Baird, J. Kevin, Battle, Katherine E., Bobogare, Albino, Chancellor, Arna, Chasombat, Sanchai, Cheng, Qin, Domingo, Gonzalo J., Drakeley, Christopher J., Drukpa, Tobgyel, Dysoley, Lek, Espino, Fe Esperanza, Gething, Peter W. and Ghimire, Prakash (2015). Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group. Malaria Journal,14(Article No. 484).

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Title Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group
Author Anstey, Nicholas M.
Auburn, Sarah
Ley, Benedikt
Mannion, Kylie
Price, Ric N.
Ley-Thriemer, Kamala
Baird, J. Kevin
Battle, Katherine E.
Bobogare, Albino
Chancellor, Arna
Chasombat, Sanchai
Cheng, Qin
Domingo, Gonzalo J.
Drakeley, Christopher J.
Drukpa, Tobgyel
Dysoley, Lek
Espino, Fe Esperanza
Gething, Peter W.
Ghimire, Prakash
Journal Name Malaria Journal
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 14
Issue Number Article No. 484
ISSN 1475-2875   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84949562890
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) is a collaboration of 18 country partners committed to eliminating malaria from within their borders. Over the past 5 years, APMEN has helped to build the knowledge, tools and in-country technical expertise required to attain this goal. At its inaugural meeting in Brisbane in 2009, Plasmodium vivax infections were identified across the region as a common threat to this ambitious programme; the APMEN Vivax Working Group was established to tackle specifically this issue. The Working Group developed a four-stage strategy to identify knowledge gaps, build regional consensus on shared priorities, generate evidence and change practice to optimize malaria elimination activities. This case study describes the issues faced and the solutions found in developing this robust strategic partnership between national programmes and research partners within the Working Group. The success of the approach adopted by the group may facilitate similar applications in other regions seeking to deploy evidence-based policy and practice.
Keywords Malaria
Plasmodium vivax
APMEN
Asia-Pacific
Elimination
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-015-0958-y   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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