Eliminating Malaria: Progress towards subnational elimination in the Philippines

by Gretchen Newby, Aprielle Brackery, Luz Escubil et al.
World Health Organization and Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 2015

80 pp. 6.5 MB:
http://www.wpro.who.int/philippines/mediacentre/features/phileliminationmalaria.pdfPic 004_resize

The case study shows how the Philippines have successfully achieved to reduce malaria cases by three quarters from 2000 to 2011, with one third of provinces having eliminated malaria as of 2013. Today, very few people die from malaria in the Philippines. This major decline in malaria is believed to be the result of several key actions: detecting early and treating people with malaria promptly; improving vector control; strengthening surveillance and epidemic management; scaling-up quality services; intensifying health promotion; ensuring a multi-sector approach to tackle malaria; and building local capacity to manage and sustain the Philippine malaria programme.

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