APLMA is an initiative of Asia Pacific Heads of Government. It was established in response to the East Asia Summit Leaders’ call for coordinated action to fight malaria.

The Alliance is co-chaired by Australia and Viet Nam, and is currently hosted by the Asian Development Bank.

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Certification from WHO for eliminating filaria, malaria

18 July 2016

Sri Lanka will receive World Health Organisation (WHO) certification on July 21 for eliminating filaria, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. He said that certification for eliminating malaria is expected in September.

INTERVIEW - Access to finance critical for cities to handle urban growth, disasters

08 July 2016

Risk of disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, adding pressure on authorities to protect residents through better planning

Drug-resistant malaria strain contained in Asia – scientists

23 June 2016

WASHINGTON -- A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. Scientists confirmed the containment by conducting the first global stu...

What can the fight against Malaria teach us about Zika?

14 June 2016

Zika is spread by so mosquitoes, so to stop Zika, you have to stop the mosquitoes. And mosquitoes are everywhere. Fortunately, the global health community has been fighting mosquitos for years. A look at the most recent research into effective ways t...

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