Poster Presentation First Malaria World Congress 2018

Pilot Mapping And Real Time Reporting And Responding In High Risk Malaria Areas Of Viet Nam (#464)

Xuan Thang Nguyen 1 , O'Donnell James 2 , Irani Vashti 2 , Surrao Leanna 2 , Ataide Ricardo 2 , Tram Josh 2 , Le An 2 , Canavati Sara 2 , Ha Nam Nguyen 1 , Huu Cuong Tran 1 , Thanh Duong1 Tran 1 , Quoc Tuy Tran 3 , Dahl Gary 3 , Kelly Gerard 2 , Richards Jack 2 , Duc Thang Ngo 1
  1. National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology, Entomology, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  2. Malaria and Tropical Diseases , Burnet Institute, Australia, Melbourne, Australia
  3. HPA project, Health Povety Action, London, United Kingdom

Viet Nam is focused on eliminating malaria by 2030, however some provinces still have a high burden of malaria. Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) can be used by National Malaria programs to integrate geographic elements in the management of malaria cases and facilitate targeted malaria interventions in these high-risk settings. The objective of this work was to pilot a SDSS system for Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong Provinces in Viet Nam to facilitate ongoing surveillance and targeted malaria, as part of the Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (RAI). In Phase 1, a household and mapping survey was conducted in collaboration with commune, district and village health workers. Epicollect5 software was used on smartphones with GPS functionality to record mapping information (latitude and longitude) and general information on household members. Overall, 10,506 households were surveyed and data was aggregated in a custom Geographic Information System (GIS) database. Phase 2 focused on ongoing surveillance with rapid case reporting and responses. Malaria cases diagnosed at public and local health facilities were entered into the system by Commune Health Officials. Village Health Workers were immediately notified and went to the patient's home to undertake case investigation including further household mapping and active case detection activities. The Viet Nam National Institute of Malariology was also notified, and organized local officials to carry out an investigation into the sources of transmission (i.e. ‘hotspots’) and to implement timely interventions. These activities are ongoing. In conclusion, a custom GIS database was developed using a household survey in Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong province of Viet Nam. Malaria cases were mapped to identify hotspots of malaria transmission and enable further active case detection and targeted interventions. This established GIS database aims to support routine case notification and to enhance the role of surveillance for ACD and responses to achieve malaria elimination.

  2. Report Vietnam national malari control and eliminilation 2017, National malariology-parasitology-entomology Vietnam.
  3. Report Vietnam national malari control and eliminilation 2013, National malariology-parasitology-entomology Vietnam.