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Issue # 3 # February 2019

Malaria CSO platform, GMS | Activities :

RAI2E Grant Optimization Planning Workshop: 1-2 February 2019, Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
American Refugee Committee (ARC) as a host of Malaria CSO Platform in the GMS countries had organized RAI2E grant optimization planning workshop on 1st – 2nd February 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand with the main objectives of this workshop: 1) to review RAI2E CSO PR/SR absorption rate and plan for the RAI2E re-programming and 2) to identify priority activities by country to be funded by RAI2E for 2019-2020 and develop recommendations to the RAI RSC.


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Cross Learning Field Visit Activity: 27-30 January 2019, Binh Phuoc, Vietnam
In partnership with #PSI Vietnam and #SCDI, American Refugee Committee organized #RAI2E malaria implementing site visit in Bu Gia Map district and Bu Dang district of Binh Phuoc province during 27-30 January 2019. The province is one of the 4 highest malaria burden provinces of Vietnam. The team visited the site where PSI is providing service to the community working with Community Malaria Champions, private clinics and pharmacy. SCDI has created a team of volunteer called Community Malaria Action Team (CMAT) who are working closely with community and commune health centre to provide malaria service. Congratulations to both partners for amazing work to serve the rural and mobile community in Binh Phuoc province. Malaria infection in this province mainly coming from the forest and farm. RAI RSC CSO representative Louis Da Gama, platform Thailand focal person Alistair Shaw and local partners joined the visit. A report will be made available on the Platform website later soon.
Partners upcoming activities :
- Raks Thai Foundation
Raks Thai Foundation will host a National Consultation in Thailand on Wednesday 13th February 2019. The purpose of the national consultation is to engage key stakeholders in Thailand on malaria elimination efforts. Key stakeholders include implementing CSOs, various government departments, private sectors, provincial health authorities and technical partners. This event will provide a platform for civil society to share our work beyond traditional malaria actors and identify opportunities for a multisectoral health response. The consultation will also be an opportunity to share evidence from the region, specifically relating to community-led services and resilience. A report on the outcomes of the meeting will be available to all Thai actors, and other partners on request.
New resources :
Putting Countries in the Driver’s Seat—With the Keys
A new blog post by MEASURE Evaluation’s Christina Villella, MPH, discusses country ownership and management of digital health, a trending topic at the recent Global Digital Health Forum.
Measuring malaria diagnosis and treatment coverage in population-based surveys: a recall validation study in Mali among caregivers of febrile children under 5 years

Recent Publications :

How can interventions that target forest-goers be tailored to accelerate malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion? A systematic review of the qualitative literature.
Malaria Journal
Stephanie D. Nofal, Thomas J. Peto, Bipin Adhikari, Rupam Tripura, James Callery, Thanh Mai Bui, Lorenz von Seidlein and Christopher Pell
Viewpoint: Parasites and partnerships.
Parasite Epidemiol Control.
Tanner M and Meier L
Malaria prevalence, knowledge, perception, preventive and treatment
behavior among military in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, Lao PDR: a mixed methods study
Tropical Medicine and Health

Phoutnalong Vilay, Daisuke Nonaka,Phosadeth Senamonty, Malayvanh Lao, Moritoshi Iwagami, Jun Kobayashi, Paul Michael Hernandez, Ketkesone Phrasisombath, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul T. Brey, and Shigeyuki Kano
Malaria among foreign migrant workers in Savannakhet Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Tropical Medicine and Health
Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Daisuke Nonaka, Moritoshi Iwagami, Pheovaly Soundala, Phonepadith Khattignavong, Phonepadith Xangsayarath, Futoshi Nishimoto, Jun Kobayashi, Bouasy Hongvanthon, Paul T. Brey, and Shigeyuki Kano
Plasmodium vivax relapse rates following falciparum malaria reflect previous transmission intensity.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Elizabeth A Ashley, Aung Pyae Phyo, Verena I Carrara, Kyaw Myo Tun, Francois Nosten, Frank Smithuis, Nicholas J White
Optimal dosing of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for seasonal malaria chemoprevention in young children.
Nature communications
Chotsiri P, Zongo I, Milligan P, Compaore YD, Somé AF, Chandramohan D, Hanpithakpong W, Nosten F, Greenwood B, Rosenthal PJ, White NJ, Ouédraogo JB, Tarning J
Effects of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Phosphate and Artemether-Lumefantrine on QTc Interval Prolongation
Scientific Reports
Christian Funck-Brentano, Antonella Bacchieri, Giovanni Valentini, Silvia Pace, Silva Tommasini, Pascal Voiriot, David Ubben, Stephan Duparc, Eric Evene, Mathieu Felices, and Marco Corsi
artemether–lumefantrine administration affect mosquito olfactory behaviour and fitness?
Malaria Journal
Jetske G. de Boer, Annette O. Busula, Jet ten Berge, Tessa S. van Dijk and Willem Takken

Use of open mobile mapping tool to assess human mobility traceability in rural offline populations with contrasting malaria dynamics
Peer Journal
Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Marcia C. Castro, Jose Luis Barboza, Jorge Ruiz-Cabrejos, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, Joseph M. Vinetz and Dionicia Gamboa
Effect of ABO blood group on asymptomatic, uncomplicated and placental Plasmodium falciparum infection: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMC Infectious Disease
Abraham Degarege, Merhawi T. Gebrezgi, Consuelo M. Beck-Sague, Mats Wahlgren, Luiz Carlos de Mattos and Purnima Madhivanan

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