20 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN MALARIA RESEARCH

J. Kevin Baird, Michael J. Bangs, Harijani A. Marwoto, Arbani R. Poerwokoesomo, Diet Rustama

20 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN MALARIA RESEARCH

Abstract


U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 Detachment (NAMRU), in collaboration with National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD) and many other Indonesian government agencies and universities, has conducted studies of malaria throughout Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Flores, Timor, and Irian Jaya. Most studies have characterized the disease epidemiologically by defining the parasitologic distribution of the disease in the population, and by defining the entomologic parameters of local transmission. Studies of patterns of resistance to antimalarials have also been done at many field sites. Several studies on the clinical management of malaria occurred in Rumah Sakit Umum Propinsi in Jayapura. In addition to these studies which impact upon local public health planning policy, immunologic studies routinely occurred in support of the global effort to develop a vaccine against malaria. This report summarizes the progress made in these areas of research during the first 20 years of NAMRU in Indonesia.


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Malaria Research

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