Containment of malaria multi-drug resistance on the Cambodia-Thailand border

Report of an informal consultation, Phnom Penh, 29-30 January 2007


World Health Organization

This two-day informal consultation brought together the National Malaria Control Programmes of Cambodia and Thailand, other involved national authorities of the two countries, as well as partners in the implementation of malaria control programmes as well as international experts. The aim of the consultation was to review and reach a consensus on the actual malaria drug resistance status on the Cambodia-Thailand border.

The consultation aimed to explore underlying reasons for the emergence of drug resistance and to set up and deploy a comprehensive and multi-sector strategy to halt the development and prevent the further spread of malaria drug resistance. Part of this strategy consisted of agreeing on a research agenda to better understand the factors contributing to the development of malaria drug resistance along the Cambodia-Thailand border.