In recent years, the effort of malaria control of Central Vietnam-West Highlands contributed to decrease the rate of malaria morbidity and mortality, no malaria outbreak occurred. The malaria control program achieved some of targets of national strategy on malaria control and elimination in Viet Nam in the period of 2011-2020 and orientation to 2030.
Under the direction of the Ministry of Health and with the financial support ofthe Asian Development Bank (ADB) Project on malaria prevention; in order to achieve the ADB Project objectives and contribute in reducing the burden of malaria, the Project Management Unit of IMPE Quy Nhon had appointed the mission team to conduct the epidemiological surveillance inCu Jut District, Dak Nong province.
In recent years, the rates of malaria morbidity (malaria patients, malaria parasites) and malaria mortality have tended to decrease low nationwide, but malaria still exists in uncontrollable mobilised population groups in West-Highlands, Central and Southeast (free migrants, forest goers, mountain-field doers, etc.). In order to effectively prevent and eliminate malaria, it is necessary to grasp the characteristics of malaria infection in these groups.
National malaria elimination programmes should be evaluated at regular intervals for compliance with the targets and objectives to be achieved. Parameters should be established to monitor and evaluate all programme areas, with a focus on four key issues:
Key interventions are aimed at guiding regional- and country-level actions to eliminate malaria in the GMS context, with the proposed elimination strategy based on the following three key interventions and two support elements. The three key interventions are: