The 34th SME WG Annual Meeting that held from 22 to 24 May 2023, in Bangkok, Thailand, brought together 32 in-person SMERG participants from 12 countries. Moreover, online participants and speakers from various countries had the opportunity to attend through Zoom.
The main theme for the meeting was
“Malaria elimination surveillance in Southeast Asia – Documenting successes,challenges and lessons learned, in a context of the need for systems resilience to potential threats, to inform surveillance practice in other countries in the Africa region especially those developing
an elimination agenda.”
The subthemes were as follows:
Sub-theme 1: Malaria elimination surveillance (structure, challenges, best practices) (see presentations)
Sub-theme 2: Action report back (see presentations)
Sub-theme 3: Data for evaluation of malaria Interventions (see presentations)
Sub-theme 4: Diversity, quality, and use of data in surveillance for malaria elimination surveillance (see presentations)
Subtheme 5: RBM Partnership/Updates on SME WG business (see presentations)
Ms. Suravadee Kitchakarn, DVBD, Thailand
Momodou Kalleh, NMCP, Gambia, and Latsouck Diouf, NMCP Senegal
Jane Githuku, PMM/ICF, Kenya, and Joy Gakenia Murangiri, National Malaria Program, Kenya
Chukwu Okoronkwo, NMEP Nigeria.
Smita Das, MACEPA/PATH.
Jane Githuku, PMM/ICF
Hannah Edwards and Julianna Smith, Malaria Consortium