Tony Tandrapah

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the major funaer Of the National Malaria Control Program in Papua New Guinea (PNG). One of the requirements of a Global Fund grant is the regular and accurate reporting of program outcomes and impact. Under-performance as well as failure to report can result in reduction or discontinuation of(More)
As part of a larger study into the epidemiology of malaria in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, outbreak investigations were carried out at the end of the 2002 rainy season in 11 villages situated between 1,400 and 1,700 meters above sea level that had reported epidemics. Locations and timing of these epidemics corresponded largely to those reported in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct an in-depth investigation of the epidemiology of malaria in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) highlands and provide a basis for evidence-based planning and monitoring of intensified malaria control activities. METHODS Between December 2000 and July 2005, 153 household-based, rapid malaria population surveys were conducted in 112 villages(More)
The epidemiology of malaria in Eastern Highlands Province (EHP) is characterized by generally very low-level or no local malaria transmission but a considerable risk of epidemics. In non-epidemic situations, parasite prevalence was under 5% in all but one area, Lufa Valley, where P. vivax was the most common parasite (prevalence rate of 58%). During(More)
Background Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a South Pacific island nation with a complex malaria epidemiology. Four malaria species are transmitted by a variety of anopheline vectors filling the diverse ecological niches. Attempts to eliminate malaria in PNG in the 1950s -70s failed largely due to operational difficulties related to the unique implementation(More)
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