Insecticide resistance amongst malaria vectors may render vector control interventions ineffective if not properly addressed. This may lead to increased malaria cases in provinces with ongoing transmission and may render provinces under in elimination phase and those earlier declared malaria-free at risk of reintroduction and/or re-establishment. Since several provinces continue to report imported cases from Africa and other nearby countries in Asia, there is a continuing probability of malaria parasite importation through population movements from an endemic area and/or other countries.
This current situation demands continuous insecticide resistance surveillance and appropriate emergency provisions for vector control in the elimination hubs to immediately initiate interventions in cases of reemergence or reintroduction of malaria.
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