Successful malaria elimination in the Ecuador–Peru border region: epidemiology and lessons learned

by Lyndsay K. Krisher, Jesse Krisher, Mariano Ambuludi
Malaria Journal, 2016, 15:573 – Published: 28 November 2016

15 pp. 4.3 MB
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In recent years, malaria (Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum) has been successfully controlled in the Ecuador–Peru coastal border region. The aim of this study was to document this control effort and to identify the best practices and lessons learned that are applicable to malaria control and to other vector-borne diseases. The authors conclude that the results of this study provide key principles of a successful malaria elimination programme that can inform the next generation of public health professionals in the region, and serve as a guide to ongoing and future control efforts of other emerging vector borne diseases globally.

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