Communicating and monitoring surveillance and response activities for malaria elimination: China's "1-3-7" strategy

PLoS Med. 2014 May 13;11(5):e1001642. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001642. eCollection 2014 May.


Qi Gao and colleagues describe China's 1-3-7 strategy for eliminating malaria: reporting of malaria cases within one day, their confirmation and investigation within three days, and the appropriate public health response to prevent further transmission within seven days.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • China / epidemiology
  • Disease Eradication / statistics & numerical data*
  • Epidemiological Monitoring*
  • Health Communication*
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Humans
  • Malaria / epidemiology*
  • Malaria / prevention & control*
  • Research Report
  • Time Factors

Grants and funding

This work was supported by the Jiangsu Province's Medical High Tech Platform (ZX201108), the Jiangsu Province's Construction Project (BM2009902), the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), and the Program for National S & T Major Program (No. 2012ZX10004-220) to JC, HZ, YL, and QG. HJWS and RDG are supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [#OPP1013170]. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.