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Cross-border malaria: a major obstacle for malaria elimination

Wangdi, Kinley; Gatton, Michelle L.; Kelly, Gerard C.; Clements, Archie A C


Movement of malaria across international borders poses a major obstacle to achieving malaria elimination in the 34 countries that have committed to this goal. In border areas, malaria prevalence is often higher than in other areas due to lower access to health services, treatment-seeking behaviour of marginalized populations that typically inhabit border areas, difficulties in deploying prevention programmes to hard-to-reach communities, often in difficult terrain, and constant movement of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Advances in Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/bs.apar.2015.04.002


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