April 28, 2023
“Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the expanded role of community health workers in malaria elimination in Myanmar: an open stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial” with Dr Win Han Oo
The network of malaria volunteers in the Greater Mekong Subregion has significantly contributed to progress towards the goal of malaria elimination by 2030. As Mekong countries approach malaria elimination, the motivation and social role of malaria volunteers, and malaria testing rates, have declined in parallel with decreasing malaria burden. To address this issue, the Community-delivered Integrated Malaria Elimination (CIME) model was developed from an evidence-base and field-tested in Myanmar to evaluate its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. An open stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial randomised at the village level was conducted in 72 villages in the three townships in Yangon Region from 1 November 2021 to 17 April 2022 (24 weeks) to evaluate the CIME model that integrates services for malaria, dengue, tuberculosis, childhood diarrhoea and non-malaria fever compared to the existing integrated malaria volunteer model. One-off and continuous implementation costs of the Models were calculated. In this webinar, findings from this study will be presented and discussed.