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Shrinking the malaria map in China: measuring the progress of the National Malaria Elimination Programme

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Title
Shrinking the malaria map in China: measuring the progress of the National Malaria Elimination Programme
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Infectious Diseases of Poverty, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40249-016-0146-5
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Hu, Tao, Liu, Yao-Bao, Zhang, Shao-Sen, Xia, Zhi-Gui, Zhou, Shui-Sen, Yan, Jun, Cao, Jun, Feng, Zhan-Chun

Abstract

Remarkable progress has been made towards the elimination of malaria in China since the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) was launched in 2010. The incidence of locally-acquired malaria cases has declined rapidly and endemic areas have also dramatically shrunk. In total, 3 078 malaria cases were reported in 2014, but only 56 cases were indigenous. In order to further promote the elimination programme, we reviewed the progress of and experiences associated with malaria elimination in China, and identified the challenges and priorities for the next stage of the programme. Data were collected from the web-based China Information System for Disease Control and Prevention, and the China Annual Report of Malaria Elimination. The progress towards the elimination of malaria from 2010 to 2014 was measured. During the implementation of the NMEP from 2010 to 2014, local malaria incidence has declined continuously, only remaining in the Yunnan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in 2014. By the end of 2015, 75.6 % (1 636/2 163) of the malaria-endemic counties passed the sub-national elimination assessment. The main challenges are cases of border malaria and imported malaria from other countries. Sustainable support and investment from the government, the establishment of an effective surveillance and response system, and risk assessments for the potential reintroduction of malaria are priorities for the next stage of the elimination programme. The NMEP in China has been successfully implemented thus far and the malaria map has shrunk dramatically. The priorities for malaria elimination are interventions to block transmission at border areas, management of imported malaria cases, preventing malaria reintroduction, capacity building, and sustainability of malaria surveillance and response.

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 29 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 30%
Student > Master 8 27%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Other 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 7 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 17%
Environmental Science 3 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 10%
Computer Science 2 7%
Other 7 23%
Unknown 3 10%

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