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Implementing parasite genotyping into national surveillance frameworks: feedback from control programmes and researchers in the Asia–Pacific region

July 28, 2020 - 14:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rintis Noviyanti, Olivo Miotto, Fatema Tuj Johora, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:271, 27 July 2020

The Asia–Pacific region faces formidable challenges in achieving malaria elimination by the proposed target in 2030. Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium parasites can provide important information on malaria transmission and adaptation, which can inform national malaria control programmes (NMCPs) in decision-making processes. In November 2019 a parasite genotyping workshop was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, to review molecular approaches for parasite surveillance and explore ways in which these tools can be integrated into public health systems and inform policy.

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