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Malaria Consortium Blog: Malaria Week 2020 – Why integration could be the key to elimination


“We need to start thinking about integration if we want to achieve elimination - we need to integrate services delivered by malaria volunteers so they remain relevant in the communities they serve. We also need to integrate those volunteers back into the public health system so their services can be sustained in years to come. Our experience has shown that community engagement and dialogues are essential for communities to monitor their own progress and be a part of the solution – not just a passive receiver of solutions.”

The Malaria Week 2020 event, hosted by the Government of Vietnam, brought together Government officials and diverse partners to drive forward the elimination of malaria from Asia Pacific by 2030.

As part of the event, Malaria Consortium’s Htin Kyaw Thu joined partners to discuss community-based and integrated health services for malaria in Myanmar and shared the findings of a project led by Malaria Consortium, funded by the Fighting Malaria, Improving Health partnership, that scaled up integrated community case management of malaria and childhood illnesses in the Sagaing region.

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