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Table 4 Barriers and suggestions of basic health staff and Vector-borne Diseases Control Program staff on targeting malaria elimination in 2020 for six selected townships in rural area in Myanmar, 2017–2018

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

Barriers and suggestionN(%)
Total544 
Barriers for malaria elimination
 Community low knowledge on health233(43)
 Inadequate supplies117(22)
 Transportation difficulty115(21)
 Mobile/migrant (or) conflict affected populations98(18)
 Financial barrier82(15)
 Non-compliance to treatment72(13)
 Not relevant67(12)
 Lack of stakeholder engagement56(10)
 Over-burden of basic health staff51(9)
 Inadequate health education43(8)
 Inadequate training and refresher training24(4)
 No barrier22(4)
 Language barrier18(3)
 Inadequate preventive and control measures15(3)
 Others12(2)
Suggestion for malaria elimination
 Enhance preventive and control measures218(40)
 Ensure adequate support189(35)
 Conduct training and refresher training145(27)
 Increase health education114(21)
 Strengthen surveillance system83(15)
 Increase human resource56(10)
 Improve stakeholder engagement43(8)
 Improve effective treatment29(5)
 Not relevant23(4)
 Improve monitoring and supervision7(1)