Discourse on malaria elimination: where do forcibly displaced persons fit…

Background: Individuals forcibly displaced are some of the poorest people in the world, living in areas where infrastructure and services are at a bare minimum. Out of a total of 10,549,686 refugees protected and assisted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees globally, 6,917,496 (65.6%) live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Historically, national malaria control programmes have excluded displaced populations. Results: The current discourse on malaria elimination rarely includes discussion of forcibly displaced persons who reside within malaria-eliminating countries.

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Discourse on malaria elimination: where do forcibly displaced persons fit…