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Table 1 Mobile migrant population (MMP) strategy definitions

From: High mobility, low access thwarts interventions among seasonal workers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: lessons from the malaria containment project

Forest malaria Malaria ecosystem and transmission is closely related to forested areas in Southeast Asia
Related activities of population Population movement in relation to malaria, the main focus should be on the interaction/exposure of MMP with the forest
Local population Permanent resident in the area for more than 1 year
Mobile population Resident in the area for less than 6 months
Migrant population Resident in the area for more than 6 months and less than 1 year
Visitors (from abroad to the country) Person admitted for short stays for purposes of leisure, recreation, holidays; visits to friends or relatives; business or professional activities. Visitors include excursionists, tourists and business travellers. Tourists, visiting relatives who might spend one or two nights in or near the forest (e.g., family event, ecotourism)
Seasonal workers Agricultural activities occurring during planting season (end of dry season) and harvesting season (end of rainy season), usually in foothills/plains/valleys. (e.g., farming/chamkar, rubber, cassava plantations)
Construction/mine workers Activities related to infrastructure construction or mining in forested areas, usually in upland forest/hills/valleys. (e.g., dam or road construction, gold or gem mines)
Forest workers Activities in heavily forested and remote areas in small mobile groups, usually in upland forest/hills. (e.g., forest products gathering, hunting, logging, fishing)
Security personnel Activities related to patrolling in forested border areas