CAP-Malaria Project Engages the Private Sector in Malaria Control in Burma

Staff at a CAP-Malaria checkpoint in Kawthaung screen for and treat malaria. Photo by San Zin Oo, URC.

As reforms stimulate economic growth in Burma, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) managed by URC in collaboration with Save the Children and Kenan Institute Asia, is creating new partnerships with companies to control the spread of malaria.

World Malaria Day 2013: Making Progress in the Mekong Photo Album

A student in Battambang participates in a school-based malaria education program. Photo by Lina Kharn, URC.In recognition of World Malaria Day, the CAP-Malaria project has uploaded a new photo album to their facebook page including snapshots of URC's work through the USAID funded Malaria Control in Cambodia (MCC) project, which ended in 2011, and the CAP-Malaria project.

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CAP-Malaria Project Engages Private Sector in Malaria Control in Burma

Staff at a CAP-Malaria checkpoint in Kawthung screen for and treat malaria. Photo by San Zin Oo, URC.

 

 As reforms stimulate economic growth in Burma, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) managed by URC in collaboration with Save the Children and Kenan Institute Asia, is creating new partnerships with companies to control the spread of malaria.

 

World Malaria Day 2013: URC's CAP-Malaria Program Takes an Unconventional Approach to Malaria Control in the Mekong

CAP-Malaria reaches out to migrant and mobile populations when they first arrive in areas with a high risk for malaria. Photo by Lina Kharn, URC. Traditional malaria control interventions are unlikely to be effective in fully eliminating malaria, reports an April article in the Lancet: "As countries reduce their malaria burdens, strategies that address the changing epidemiology, entomology, and anthropology need to be developed, validated, and adopted." One area on the verge of eliminating malaria is the Greater Mekong sub-region. which has seen a rapid drop in malaria cases during recent decades.

Stakes Rise in Malaria Battle As Cracks appear in Drug's Armor

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On the Thai-Myanmar Border, Malaria is getting tougher to treat as drug resistance worsens.

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Related: http://www.tropmedres.ac/component/content/article/10-other/home-content/news/211-malaria

 

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