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Table 1 Overview of the two studies

From: Choosing interventions to eliminate forest malaria: preliminary results of two operational research studies inside Cambodian forests

  Observation-intervention study MSAT study
Objectives To observe the characteristics of forest goers and the malaria risk inside a selected forest (Year 1, presented here), and then select and implement an intervention to eliminate malaria there (Year 2, in progress) To eliminate malaria in the study forest using a combination of MSAT, passive case detection, and reactive case detection
Forested Area 500 km2 1000 km2
Forest Location North-East Cambodia (Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri provinces, near Kratie border) North-East Cambodia (Kratie and Stung Treng provinces)
Forest selection criteria Isolation from other forests and study sites
Presence of P falciparum
Presence of P falciparum
Time period included March 2019–December 2019 (Study continuing through February 2021) August 2019–December 2019 (Study continuing through December 2020)
Interventions applied No intervention; except small amounts of ACTs and RDTs given to FMWs in case of urgent need MSAT
Passive case detection
Reactive case detection
Number of sectors (1 FMW per ssector) 30 36
Median (IQR) sector size 15.2 (13.5, 15.6) km2 25.9 (24.8, 27.0) km2