Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

The Vivax Working Group, Chancellor, Arna, Shanks, G. Dennis and Whittaker, Maxine (2015) Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network. Malaria Journal, 14 1: 484.1-484.11. doi:10.1186/s12936-015-0958-y


Author The Vivax Working Group
Chancellor, Arna
Shanks, G. Dennis
Whittaker, Maxine
Title Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network
Journal name Malaria Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2875
Publication date 2015-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0958-y
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 484.1
End page 484.11
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) is a collaboration of 18 country partners committed to eliminating malaria from within their borders. Over the past 5 years, APMEN has helped to build the knowledge, tools and in-country technical expertise required to attain this goal. At its inaugural meeting in Brisbane in 2009, Plasmodium vivax infections were identified across the region as a common threat to this ambitious programme; the APMEN Vivax Working Group was established to tackle specifically this issue. The Working Group developed a four-stage strategy to identify knowledge gaps, build regional consensus on shared priorities, generate evidence and change practice to optimize malaria elimination activities. This case study describes the issues faced and the solutions found in developing this robust strategic partnership between national programmes and research partners within the Working Group. The success of the approach adopted by the group may facilitate similar applications in other regions seeking to deploy evidence-based policy and practice.
Keyword Malaria
Malaria elimination
Plasmodium vivax
Asia Pacific region
APMEN
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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