Oral Presentation First Malaria World Congress 2018

Strategy of METF and impact (#87)

Jordi Landier 1
  1. Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, TAK, Thailand

From May 2014 and April 2017, the METF opened 1222 Malaria Posts (MP), providing early diagnosis and treatment (EDT) to an estimated 365,000 persons; conducted 272 prevalence surveys; identified 69 hotspot villages; and conducted MDA in 61 hotspots. In 3 years, falciparum malaria incidence decreased by 75%. The main driver of this decrease was likely the generalized access to EDT at MP (25% decrease in incidence per 3-month period of activity). Hotspot villages exhibited a slower decrease, associated with higher incidence than neighbouring non-hotspot villages. MDA resulted in a 5-fold decrease in P. falciparum incidence after MDA compared to before, confirmed by a 90% reduction of the parasite reservoir persisting at least 12 months.