Technical Advocacy for Cross-Disease Elimination in Papua New Guinea – Developing an Integrated Provincial Level Response to Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis.
This project will conduct a situational analysis in Milne Bay Province, where both malaria and LF are extremely common and deadly. The project aims to help improve program decision making on Integrated Vector Management (IVM) for malaria and LF in PNG, leading to improved utilisation of existing resources and more coordinated community engagement.
Improved decision making for harmonised cross-border efforts between Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Over the last decade, Indonesia and Timor-Leste have made significant progress towards malaria elimination. However, controlling malaria across national borders remains a challenge for country-level elimination efforts. The border between Indonesia and Timor-Leste features unrestricted population movement on both sides of a 280km land border, with significant undocumented migration. Cross-border collaboration and joint interventions, such as malaria screening at border control, joint data sharing, surveillance, and service pathways, are also critical to help address the remaining challenges to elimination. This project aims to improve decision making to harmonise cross-border efforts between Indonesia and Timor-Leste.