Evaluating Reactive Case Detection Methods for Malaria Elimination in Indonesia and Thailand

Evaluating Reactive Case Detection Methods for Malaria Elimination in Indonesia and Thailand

Objectives

To assess the effectiveness of reactive case detection methods at detecting additional malaria infections around index cases identified in passive surveillance.

1. To determine the diagnostic accuracy of currently used detection methods (microscopy and RDT) to detect infections using LAMP as gold standard.

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

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

4. To evaluate microsatellite genotyping as a strategy for determining the origin and spread of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infections.

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Key facts

  • Dates
    Jul 2012 to Dec 2015
    Funding information
    811,643 USD as supplementary grant.
    Country
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Economics, Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Elimination strategies, Foci, Indigenous & imported cases, P. vivax, Parasite genetic diversity, Surveillance