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Box 1 Intensified iDES to support treatment policy change

From: Progress and challenges of integrated drug efficacy surveillance for uncomplicated malaria in Thailand

100% adherence to the national treatment guidelines

No stock-outs of drugs

Additional training for treatment providers to ensure daily supervised drug intake

Target to achieve > 90% of follow-up days

iDES standard operating procedures are followed with increased frequency of monitoring

Adequate patient support for follow-up visits (providing transport, etc.)

Quality control on all microscopy slides

Collection of all day 0 dried blood spots and at recurrence for PCR and molecular markers

Follow-up of all treatment failures

Integration of laboratory data and the results of molecular markers to the online system