Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative 2 Elimination (RAI2E)
In the RAI2E, Raks Thai conducts activities under the following strategies: community resilience in areas of active transmission, worksite interventions in areas of active transmission, and cross border initiatives and collaboration. Specific activities contributing to malaria elimination will conduct mapping, build capacity of VMW/MMWs to engage with affected communities, expand malaria services (active case-detection, referral, follow-up, behavioral change communication and LLIN distribution) at worksites within A1 areas, and facilitating cross-border case-management for mobile and migrant populations.The RAI2E Regional Component will address a number of gaps in the National Component, and to expand on current implementation in order to ensure inclusion of hard-to-reach populations.
- To interrupt transmission of Pf in areas of multi-drug resistance (including ACT resistance) by no later than 2020, and in all areas of
the GMS by 2025
- To reduce malaria in all high-transmission areas to less than 1 case per 1,000 pop. And initiate elimination activities by 2020
- To prevent reintroduction of malaria in areas where it has been interrupted
- Eliminate malaria by 2030 in all GMS countries by taking required urgent actions against multi-drug resistance, and eliminating
P. falciparum malaria by 2025
- Maintain malaria free status and prevent reintroduction in areas where malaria transmission has been interrupted
Static populations working and living in A1 communities along border areas with Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, including:
a) Established villages within 5km of the forest areas.
b) Ethnic minority groups and communities close to forested areas.
c) Worksites associated with large-scale construction projects (dams, bridges, mines, etc) and plantations (rubber, oil palm, food).
The project will also incorporate mobile and migrant populations (MMPs) working and living within the same A1 communities along borders with Myanmar Cambodia and Laos, including:
a) Seasonal agricultural laborers and plantation workers.
b) Traditional slash-and-burn and paddy field farming communities visiting forest farms
c) Forest workers in the formal sector (police, border guards, forest/wildlife protection)
d) Forest workers in the informal sector (hunters, small-scale gem/gold miners, people gathering forest products [precious timber, construction timber, rattan/bamboo]
e) Formal and informal cross-border migrant workers
- Regional Component – The border areas of Ubon Ratchathani and Si Sa Ket (Thailand) with Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear (Cambodia) and with Champassack (Laos).
- National Component (Thailand) – 8 provinces (Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani, Rayong, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket and Chumphon)