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.
This International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug. 9), the UN called for a new social contract, one that expresses genuine cooperation and partnership for the common good to ensure that “no one is left behind” and to put a stop to exclusion and marginalization.
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.
Why Malaria Elimination Matters
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
We believe in creating synergies to achieve maximum yield. The APLMA-APMEN partnership aims to reinforce elimination efforts through combining APLMA’s political advocacy and multi-sectorial initiatives with APMEN's technical expertise and engagement with malaria control programs.Learn more
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.
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