Evaluating re-active surveillance strategies for malaria elimination in Swaziland

Evaluating re-active surveillance strategies for malaria elimination in Swaziland

Objectives

1. Determine the diagnostic accuracy of currently used detection methods (microscopy and RDT) to detect Plasmodium infections using PCR or LAMP as gold standard.

2. Identify optimal procedures and risk factors associated with the detection of infections.

3. Measure the costs and cost-effectiveness of reactive case detection methods to detect additional infections.

4. Evaluate microsatellite genotyping as strategy for determining the origin and spread of P. vivax and P. falciparum infections

Drug treatment of positive cases is according to Swaziland national guidelines, which is artemether and lumefantrine (AL).

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Key facts

  • Country
    • Swaziland

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Asymptomatic reservoir, Parasite genetic diversity, Surveillance