• "Alert-Audit-Act": assessment of surveillance and response strategy for malaria elimination in three low-endemic settings of Myanmar in 2016

      Kyaw, AMM; Kathirvel, S; Das, M; Thapa, B; Linn, NYY; Maung, TM; Lin, Z; Thi, A (BioMed Central, 2018-04-13)
      Myanmar, a malaria endemic country of Southeast Asia, adopted surveillance and response strategy similar to "1-3-7" Chinese strategy to achieve sub-national elimination in six low-endemic region/states of the country. Among these, Yangon, Bago-East, and Mon region/states have implemented this malaria surveillance and response strategy with modification in 2016. The current study was conducted to assess the case notification, investigation, classification, and response strategy (NICR) in these three states.
    • Are village health volunteers as good as basic health staffs in providing malaria care? A country wide analysis from Myanmar, 2015

      Linn, NYY; Kathirvel, S; Das, M; Thapa, B; Rahman, Mm; Maung, TM; Kyaw, AMM; Thi, A; Lin, Z (BioMed Central, 2018-06-20)
      Malaria is one of the major public health problems in Myanmar. Village health volunteers (VHV) are the key malaria diagnosis and treatment service provider at community level in addition to basic health staffs (BHS). This countrywide analysis aimed to assess and compare the accessibility to- and quality of malaria care (treatment initiation, treatment within 24 h and complete treatment delivery) between VHV and BHS in Myanmar.