Assessment of household ownership of bed nets in areas with and without artemisinin resistance containment measures in Myanmar

Thae Maung, Tin Oo, Khin Wai, Thaung Hlaing, Philip Owiti, Binay Kumar, Hemant Shewade, Rony Zachariah & Aung Thi
Abstract Background Myanmar lies in the Greater Mekong Subregion where there is artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. As the artemisinin compound is the pillar of effective antimalarial therapies, containing the spread of artemisinin resistance is a national and global priority. The use of insecticide-treated bed nets/long-lasting insecticidal nets (ITNs/LLINs) is the key intervention for ensuring the reduction of malaria transmission and the spread of resistant strains, and for eventually eliminating malaria. This study aimed at assessing...
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