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Evaluating Vertical Malaria Community Health Worker Programs as Malaria Declines: Learning From Program Evaluations in Honduras and Lao PDR

March 17, 2021 - 17:23 -- Open Access
Napier HG, Baird M, Cohen JM, et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract. 2021 Mar 16;9(Suppl 1):S98-S110

Across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and Central America, governments commonly employ community health workers (CHWs) to improve access to and uptake of malaria services. Many of these networks are vertical in design, organized to extend malaria-only services to those remaining communities in which malaria persists.

Genomic surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax cases at the University Hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

December 3, 2020 - 12:36 -- Open Access
Valdivia HO, Villena FE, Lizewski SE, Garcia J, Alger J, Bishop DK
Sci Rep. 2020 Dec 1;10(1):20975

Malaria continues to be an important health problem in Honduras despite major progress achieved reducing its incidence in the last two decades. In a context of case reduction, continuing surveillance of parasite diversity and drug resistance is an important component to assist effective malaria control strategies and support risk assessments. In this study, we employed next generation sequencing on collected Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum samples from the Hospital Escuela (University Hospital) in Honduras between 2005 and 2017.

Distribution and phylogenetic diversity of Anopheles species in malaria endemic areas of Honduras in an elimination setting

July 2, 2020 - 13:59 -- Open Access
Escobar D, Ascencio K, Ortiz A, Palma A, Fontecha G
Parasit Vectors. 2020 Jul 1;13(1):333

Anopheles mosquitoes are the vectors of malaria, one of the most important infectious diseases in the tropics. More than 500 Anopheles species have been described worldwide, and more than 30 are considered a public health problem. In Honduras, information on the distribution of Anopheles spp. and its genetic diversity is scarce. This study aimed to describe the distribution and genetic diversity of Anopheles mosquitoes in Honduras.

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