1179 Targeted Chemo-elimination (TCE) of Malaria (TME)

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Locations: Cambodia (KH)

Targeted Malaria Elimination (TME) studies took place in western Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during 2013-17, led by the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit. This project consisted of 2 stages. Firstly, multiple malaria prevalence surveys and collection of treatment records to define the epidemiology of the asymptomatic reservoir, infection risk factors, prevalence of simian malarias, and spatio-temporal mapping. Secondly, a controlled clinical trial of mass drug administration which successfully interrupted falciparum transmission. MORU’s project was funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Key People

Prof Nicholas J White
Professor of Tropical Medicine and Chair of Wellcome Trust SE Asian Tropical Medicine Research Programmes
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand
Tom Peto
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand
Lorenz von Seidlein
Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand
Rupam Tripura
Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU)