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A participatory approach to address within‐country cross‐border malaria: the case of Menoreh Hills in Java, Indonesia

March 10, 2021 - 15:13 -- Open Access
Riris Andono Ahmad, Astri Ferdiana, Henry Surendra, Tyrone Reden Sy, Deni Herbianto, Theodola Baning Rahayujati, Dwi Sarwani Sri Rejeki and E. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati
Malaria Journal 2021 20:137, 6 March 2021

Malaria remains a significant public health issue in Indonesia. Most of the endemic areas are in the eastern parts of Indonesia, but there are a few remaining foci of persistent endemic malaria in Java, particularly in Menoreh Hills, a region bordering three districts of two provinces on this island. Despite a commitment to build a partnership to eliminate cross-border malaria, there is a lack of understanding of how this partnership might be translated into an implementable strategic plan. The study aims to provide evidence of how a participatory approach was used to strengthen the cross-border collaboration and stakeholders’ capacity to develop a joint strategic, operational, and costing plan for cross-border malaria elimination.

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