The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Welcome Breakthrough Milestone for Malaria
The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) are delighted the World Health Organization has endorsed the use of the world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S/AS01, providing crucial protection against malaria in young children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Most mosquito-borne diseases are preventable. As we mark World Mosquito Day (Aug. 20), we celebrate the many breakthroughs, innovations and advances we have made towards eliminating them. But it is also occasion for renewing civil society’s commitment protecting vulnerable communities against malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges the world and the global health community face. The recent landmark study by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and floods as a key temperature limit is exceeded in just over a decade. Shifting weather patterns not only affect the migration of people, plants, animals, and insects, but also the spread of disease, including malaria.
In December 2020, 8,000 volunteers in Pakistan's restive tribal region managed to distribute nearly 1.5 million mosquito nets to over half a million households without contracting a single known case of Covid-19. How they did it offers a valuable lesson about how health authorities, by collaborating with communities and other stakeholders, can keep new health threats from disrupting the ongoing battle against malaria and other life-threatening diseases.
Country Progress Update
APLMA supports countries across the Asia-Pacific in achieving our goal of eliminating malaria by 2030. From South and Southeast Asia to Melanesia, we work with governments to accelerate progress and overcome the last-mile challenges to achieving that.
APLMA Leaders’ Dashboard 2020
The APLMA Leaders’ Dashboard tracks the progress made against the Roadmap priority actions and highlights key policy challenges that countries will need to address to accelerate towards elimination.
Regionwide Commitment to Eliminating Malaria
H.E Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Chairman’s Statement of the 15th East Asia Summit
Viet Nam, 14 November 2020
H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)
Chairman’s Statement of the 14th East Asia Summit
Bangkok/Nonthaburi on 4 November 2019
H.E. Lee Hsien Loong
Chairman’s Statement of the 13th East Asia Summit
Singapore on 15 November 2018
APLMA & APMEN
Partnership for impact
APLMA and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network work in partnership to eliminate malaria in Asia-Pacific. Together our focus is on supporting governments to serve Asia-Pacific’s most vulnerable communities, by mobilising innovations and tailored solutions across stakeholders to end malaria, the world’s oldest pandemic.Learn more
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