HKBU AIM (AI-enabled Malaria Control and Prevention) for GMS and SEA Countries


World Health Organization (WHO)


Target: Elimination of Malaria in GMS and SEA by 2030

WHO endorses the Deployment of AIM in GMS





“The AIM technology is mature to be rolled out in a resource-scarce setting such as the GMS countries.”

-- Dr. Hiro Okayasu
Coordinator
Mekong Malaria Elimination (MME) Programme
World Health Organization

“The risk assessment feature (in AIM) is capable for cross-border, so it can be applied to GMS countries.”

-- Mr. Rady Try
National Professional Officer
Mekong Malaria Elimination (MME) Programme
World Health Organization





Cambodia


Status: Control Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2025

Deployment Plan of AIM in Cambodia National Malaria Control Programme





“AIM is very useful for (Cambodia) national malaria control programme. We need strong support from HKBU to make our staff (equipped) with high technology.”

-- Dr. Boukheng Thavrin
Deputy Director
National Center for Malaria Parasitology and Entomology (CNM)
Ministry of Health
Cambodia

“I would like to select the intensified area (Stung Treng, Ratanakiri, and Mondulkiri provinces) close to the Vietnam border, and pilot AIM in the identified area for malaria risk assessment, VCAP calculation, and sentinel site selection.”

-- Dr. Po Ly
Vice Chief
Technical Bureau of National Malaria Center
Ministry of Health
Cambodia





Sri Lanka


Status: Malaria Free

Target: Prevention of Reintroduction

Adoption of AIM in Sri Lanka National Anti-Malaria Program for risk early warning





“I have gained a lot of knowledge (in using AIM for malaria control and prevention). We will build up this (AIM) programme to suit the prevention of reintroduction phase. We (Sri Lanka Anti-Malaria Campaign and HKBU) have already started communications and will apply this (AIM) for prevention of reintroduction (of malaria in Sri Lanka).”

-- Prof. Deepika Fernando
Technical Advisor of Anti-Malaria Campaign
Consultant of Prevention of Reintroduction of Malaria
Senior Professor in Department of Parasitology at University of Colombo
Sri Lanka





Vietnam


Status: Control Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2030

Use the Risk Prediction Module in AIM to strengthen Vietnam National Surveillance System





“I found the (AIM) software developed by HKBU is a very useful tool for our country. It will be applicable for improving the surveillance system in Vietnam. This software will help us to accelerate the malaria elimination so that we can reach our goal even earlier than the targets.”

-- Dr. Nguyen Quang Thieu
Deputy Director
National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology & Entomology
Vietnam





Bhutan


Status: Elimination Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2020

Deployment Plan of AIM in Bhutan-India Border for active surveillance





“Most of the cases reported are from these three districts (Sarpang, Samtse, and Samdrup Jongkhar). This (AIM) software helps us further break down (the entire region and identify) which areas we should focus on and do the surveillance to further reduce the malaria.”

-- Mr. Vishal Chhetri
Senior Laboratory Officer
Royal Center for Disease Control
Ministry of Health
Bhutan





Thailand


Status: Control Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2024

Use AIM in Thailand-Myanmar Border for outbreak forecasting and malaria supply management





“The AIM tool is very useful. It can help us to predict our future burden of malaria, and also help us to prioritize the high-risk areas that we can allocate our resources effectively.”

-- Dr. Darin Areechokchai
Deputy Director
National Malaria Program
Bureau of Vector Borne Disease
Ministry of Public Health
Thailand





Laos


Status: Control Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2030

Need AIM to predict malaria outbreaks for Operational Decision Making in Laos





“AIM is really useful for us to warn the outbreak (of malaria in Laos). We need this tool to predict cases in next month/year for the operational decision making in the future.”

-- Dr. Odai Sichanthongthip
Technical Officer
Epidemiology Unit of Centre for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology
Ministry of Health
Laos

“In the future, I hope HKBU will expand our collaboration and work together to eliminate malaria in GMS countries.”

-- Mr. Phommachanh Phyakeo
Malaria Program Manager
Health Poverty Action
Laos





Indonesia


Status: Control Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2030

Incorporate AIM into the National Electronic Surveillance Information System for Malaria in Indonesia for better control of malaria





“We can use the VCAP Calculation, Risk Assessment, and Sentinel Site Selection in AIM for case forecast, early warning, and anti-malaria resource allocation. We hope that we can use AIM to make our SISMAL system better.”

-- Dr. Sri Budi Fajariyani
Surveillance Data Officer
National Malaria Program
Ministry of Health
Indonesia





India


Status: Control Phase

Target: Elimination of Malaria by 2030

Use AIM in Intensified Control, Pre-elimination/Elimination, and Prevention of Re-establishment Districts for human resource allocation, active surveillance, and imported case early detection





“It (AIM) can be beneficial for our country and further for our Malaria Elimination Programme.”

-- Dr. Mrigen Deka
National Consultant
National Vector Borne Disease Control Program and Directorate General of Health Services
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
India