Malaria distribution in Peru

Malaria distribution in Peru

Objectives

1. To strengthen malaria surveillance in Peru

2. To train staff for the microscopic diagnosis of malaria in the NAMRU-6 laboratories

3. To improve the capacity to identify different genotype and phenotypes of malaria parasites

In the context of this observational study, a dramatic decrease in the number of cases was seen in the Peruvian Amazon. In the community Madre de Dios, there were 1711 cases reported in 2011, 380 cases in 2012 and 2 cases in 2014.

 This study is partially supported by the Amazonian ICEMR´s programme.

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Key facts

  • Country
    • Peru

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Epidemiology
    Theme(s)
    Parasite genetic diversity, Surveillance