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The research grant recipients used the  5th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network in Bali to present and showcase their research projects and clinical projects.

See a snapshot of their research by downloading the posters below:

Clinical Study, Bhutan - Parasitic clearance and recurrence rates among patients with vivax malaria on choloroquine and primaquine therapy 

Clinical Study, Malaysia - Artesunate-mefloquine nv. cholorquine in patients with acute uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax: a randomized open label trial in Sabah, Malaysia

Clinical Study, Vanuatu - Evaluation of safety and efficacy of two primaquine dosing regimens for the radical treatment of P. vivax malaria in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

Dr Ari Winasti Satyagraha - Survey of G6PD variants on Sumba Island and development of PCR primers for each

Dr Noor Rain Abdullah - Improving the accuracy of Plasmodium Vivax case reporting using molecular methods  

Dr Fe Esperanza Espino - A prevalence study of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and operational issues in applying the test in resource-poor areas in the Philippines

Dr Jung-Yeon Kim - Evaluation of P. vivax Diagnostic Methods, and Assessment of G6PD Prevalence and P. vivax Population Structure in South Korea

Dr Gawrie N.L. Galappaththy - Prevalence of malaria parasites in displaced populations who have returned or resettled in the post-conflict districts of Kilinochichi, Mullativu and Mannar in Sri Lanka

Prof Gao Qi - Improving the accuracy of P. vivax case reporting using molecular methods

Dr Jun Cao - Sero-epidemiological analysis for monitoring malaria elimination in China 

Dr Preethi Udagama-Randeniya - Dynamics of Plasmodium vivax parasite populations during malaria elimination efforts in Sri Lanka, with low transmission and unstable malaria

Dr Rintis Noviyanti - Genetic diversity of P. vivax in Indonesia 

Dr Tashi Tobgay - Malaria elimination in Bhutan using mobile technology for disease mapping and early diagnosis 



Country Partner Technical Program – 2012 Project Grants
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED - you can continue to view the applications forms and guidelines below.

APMEN is seeking applications for small to midsize P.vivax malaria projects focusing on diagnostics and surveillance or treatment trials. Projects must be from one of the 13 APMEN countries, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

The thematic areas for this round are:

  • Diagnostics and Surveillance
  • Treatment trials for P.Vivax

Further details on these thematic areas are provided in the Guidelines (below).

Project proposals:

  • Can be submitted from individual or organisations from any of the countries listed above
  • Must be endorsed by their respective country’s National Malaria Control Program
  • Must be completed by the end of 2013
  • Should be developed in line with the criteria listed in the Guidelines for applicants

Project proposals should be under AUD $50,000.

Application Documents:

Guidelines for Applicants
Proposal Application Form 
Appendix 1 - National Malaria Control Program Endorsement
Appendix 2 - Budget Template 

Applications closed on 23 September, 2012

For further information please contact the Vivax Working Group Coordinating Team:
Dr Lorenz von Seidlein - Lorenz.VonSeidlein@menzies.edu.au
Kylie Mannion - Kylie.Mannion@menzies.edu.au

Left: Sarah Auburn, VxWG Research Officer, and APMEN Research Grant Round 1 recipients from the Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Disease, China


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Republic of Korea
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka