Malaria and the mobile and migrant population in Cambodia: a population movement framework to inform strategies for malaria control and elimination

The relationships between human population movement (HPM) and health are a concern at the global level. In the case of malaria, those links are crucial in relation to the spread of drug-resistant parasites and to the elimination of malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-Region (GMS) and beyond. The mobile and migrant populations (MMP) who are involved in forest-related activities are both at high risk of being infected with malaria and at risk of receiving late and sub-standard treatment due to poor access to health services. In Cambodia, in 2012, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) identified, as a key objective, the development of a specific strategy for MMPs in order to address these challenges. A population movement framework (PMF) for malaria was developed and operationalized in order to contribute to this strategy.

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