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Table 1 “1-3-7” surveillance and response strategy for malaria elimination adapted by National Malaria Control Program

From: Challenges in early phase of implementing the 1-3-7 surveillance and response approach in malaria elimination setting: A field study from Myanmar

“1-3-7” surveillance and response strategy for Malaria Elimination in Myanmar
1. Case reporting within 1 day: Any confirmed and suspected malaria cases must be reported within 24 h of diagnosis by the BHS (PHS-2 from sub-center/ midwives) and VHV.
2. Case Investigations within 3 days: All malaria cases should be confirmed and visited, where the case is reported within 3 days, to determine whether the case originated (local or imported). The case investigation team consists of BHS (PHS-2 from Sub-center) and VHV (NMCP+NGO) with the support of BHS (HA/PHS-2 from RHC) and Township VBDC staff.
3. Focus investigation and response within 7 days: The focus investigation should be conducted as soon as possible. If the local transmission is possible or confirmed, targeted actions to seek out other infections and reduce the chance of onward transmission is completed within 7 Days where the patient resides and/or works. The foci investigation and response team consist of the township/district/States/Regional level malaria focal persons (malaria inspector, laboratory technician, entomological staff, BHS and respective VHV.
  1. BHS Basic Health Staff, PHS-2 Public Health Supervisor-2, VHV Village Health Volunteer, NMCP National Malaria Control Program, NGO Non-government Organization, HA Health Assistant, RHC Rural Health Center, VBDC Vector Born Disease Control Program