MEG IV Meeting
December 8-11, 2009
Co-hosted with China's Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD)
The MEG’s fourth meeting was held in Hainan Province, China in December 2009. The meeting was co-hosted with China’s Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD). The agenda focused on malaria elimination efforts in the Asia Pacific region and current technical issues with elimination, with a particular focus on challenges with P. vivax malaria. The meeting was preceded by a one-day study tour of Hainan Island’s impressive elimination program, which has reached near elimination through strong case management, pre-transmission season “Spring treatment”, vector control with bed nets, community engagement, and strong surveillance including the use of an internet-based reporting system.