What is APLMA?

APLMA supports and facilitates elimination of malaria across Asia Pacific by 2030.

APLMA role

In Asia and the Pacific malaria is being defeated. As a result of extraordinary efforts by countries and continued support from donors; deaths have halved. In 2014, the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Leaders agreed to the goal of “a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030” and tasked APLMA to help protect the hard-won national gains and, ultimately, eliminate malaria in the region.

APLMA adds value to the region’s collective malaria response through facilitating and convening high-level engagement on the building blocks for malaria elimination. These are the focus of an agreed framework for common action – the APLMA Leaders’ Malaria Elimination Roadmap – which prioritizes research and innovation, policy alignment and program coordination, regulatory collaboration, as well as financing and governance of the malaria response.

APLMA hosts the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), a network of 20 Asia Pacific countries that are pursuing malaria elimination, as well as experts from key multilateral and academic agencies. APLMA and APMEN have been operating as a joint mechanism to support national malaria programs and produce evidence and innovation critical to achieving malaria elimination.

APLMA monitors opportunities, bottlenecks and achievements through an annual Senior Officials Meeting and the Leaders Dashboard which tracks malaria progress for the region.

Mission and Vision

To support and facilitate elimination of malaria across Asia Pacific by 2030: Driving implementation of the APLMA Leaders Malaria Elimination Roadmap by benchmarking progress against priorities, coordinating regional action and brokering policy, technical and financing solutions to regional and national challenges and bolstering effective country leadership to expedite elimination of malaria throughout the region by 2030.

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