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Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project, Mandla, India.

The Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) was undertaken in 1233 villages of district Mandla, in central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh.  This project is a Public-Private-Partnership between the Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Government of the State of Madhya Pradesh, and the Foundation for Disease Elimination and Control of India (a not-for-profit entity created by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited for conducting public health programmes).  


The MEDP employs field-tested and proven principles and strategies for malaria elimination with context specific modifications. The case management aspect of elimination is based on the T4 strategy (tracking fever cases by active surveillance), testing by national programme-approved RDTs, treating RDT-positive individuals following national guidelines using ACT and other approved anti-malarials, and testing the efficacy of treatment. The vector control strategy involves provision of LLIN, IRS and minor engineering. The project has developed a mobile surveillance tool that captures malaria testing and treatment data as well as attendance of staff and supply chain requirements of the project. Information, Education and Communication tools were developed and deployed, incorporating messages from the field staff and communities. The staff deployed for the project is from local communities, trained before and during the project to monitor needs assessment and gaps in knowledge and learnings.

This Thematic Series in Malaria Journal presents various components of the project, including inter-sectoral coordination, mobile surveillance tools, behaviour change communication, capacity building, entomology, disease surveillance and case management, mass screenings and treatment, training and assessment.

  1. The Government of Madhya Pradesh employed Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) with alpha-cypermethrin synthetic pyrethroids in sub-centres with Annual Parasite Incidence (API) from 2 to 4.99. In sub-centres with AP...

    Authors: Ashok K. Mishra, Sekh Nisar, Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Ravendra K. Sharma, Himanshu Jayswar, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2021 20:101

    Content type: Research

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  2. Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) was started as a Public-Private-Partnership between the Indian Council of Medical Research through National Institute of Research in Tribal Health, Govt. of Mad...

    Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Suman L. Wattal, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Anupkumar R. Anvikar, Azadar Khan, Nilima Kshirsagar, Aditya P. Dash and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2021 20:98

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  3. Health care technologies are now offering accountability, quality, robustness, and accuracy in disease surveillance and health care delivery programmes. With the advent of mobile hand-held devices, these techn...

    Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Yashpal Jain, Nidhi Kaintura, Chaitanya Soni, Raja Chandramohan, Ramanathan Srinivasan, Vinay Telasey, Praveen K. Bharti, Deepak Jain, Mangeshi Surve, Sachin Saxena, Vilas Gangamwar, M. S. Anand and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2021 20:91

    Content type: Research

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  4. The role of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) in the health care delivery services at the periphery level is crucial for achieving disease prevention, control and elimination goals. The objective of th...

    Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Praveen K. Bharti, Nishant Saxena, Arvind Verma, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2021 20:78

    Content type: Research

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  5. The Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) maintained a workforce of 235 Village Malaria Workers (VMWs) and 25 Malaria Field Coordinators (MFCs) to conduct disease surveillance, case management, IEC/...

    Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Sekh Nisar, Praveen K. Bharti, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2021 20:27

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  6. Malaria is known as a disease of poverty because of its dominance in poverty-stricken areas. Madhya Pradesh state in central India is one of the most vulnerable states for malaria morbidity and mortality. Soci...

    Authors: Ravendra K. Sharma, Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2021 20:7

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  7. Understanding of malaria vector density, distribution, insecticide resistance, vector incrimination, infection status, and identification of sibling species are some of the essential components of vector contr...

    Authors: Ashok K. Mishra, Praveen K. Bharti, Anup Vishwakarma, Sekh Nisar, Harsh Rajvanshi, Ravendra K. Sharma, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Himanshu Jayswar, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:447

    Content type: Research

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  8. In the past decade substantial reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality has been observed through well-implemented case management and vector control strategies. India has also achieved a significant reduc...

    Authors: Harsh Rajvanshi, Praveen K. Bharti, Sekh Nisar, Yashpal Jain, Himanshu Jayswar, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal, Neeru Singh and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:410

    Content type: Research

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  9. Many malaria endemic countries are heading towards malaria elimination through the use of case management and vector control strategies, which employ surveillance, improving access to early diagnosis, prompt t...

    Authors: Praveen K. Bharti, Harsh Rajvanshi, Sekh Nisar, Himanshu Jayswar, Kalyan B. Saha, Man Mohan Shukla, Ashok K. Mishra, Ravendra K. Sharma, Aparup Das, Harpreet Kaur, Suman L. Wattal and Altaf A. Lal

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2020 19:339

    Content type: Research

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