Elimination will depend upon improved access to early diagnosis and treatment, high quality care, and adherence. ACREME investigators are involved in operational research and program evaluation projects that will be used to improve delivery of malaria services, to inform policy. Studies involve the evaluation of the use of community health workers to improve access to malaria treatment in rural communities and to identify barriers and enablers to access in countries including Myanmar and Indonesia. Another study is assessing health care utilization and operational research projects to evaluate strategies to improve access to quality and timely care and adherence with policy recommendations. We are also defining barriers for the role out of G6PD testing and adherence to primaquine radical cure, using mixed methods approaches (qualitative and quantitative surveys) and developing suitable interventions to overcome these.
Other team members: Benedikt Ley, Kamala Thriemer, Nelly Sawerie, Win Han Oo