our mission

Malaria elimination by 2030

To support and facilitate the elimination of malaria from the 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 the elimination of malaria at in each country by 2030.

Empowering progress, overcoming challenges

APLMA brings together not just health officials, but also senior leaders from various sectors. This comprehensive approach allows them to identify and address bottlenecks hindering progress. By facilitating cross-border collaboration and working alongside the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), we empower tangible elimination efforts across the region, with a particular focus on countries facing the heaviest malaria burden.

Equipping leaders for success

APLMA equips governments and political leaders with the knowledge they need to succeed. We provide access to regional and national data, best practices, and innovative tools, ensuring leaders have the visibility and resources required to end malaria for good.

Strengthening Communities, Securing Health

APLMA recognizes that vulnerable communities often bear the brunt of malaria's burden. We go beyond national leadership, working directly with local health workers and community leaders. By empowering them with resources and training, we strengthen their capacity to deliver life-saving interventions and education to those most at risk.

historical

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2012

Spectre

The spectre of drug-resistant malaria is recognised as a public health threat requiring national and regional responses.

2014

GOAL at eas

The 18 members of the East Asia Summit (EAS) unanimously agree on the goal of making the Asia-Pacific free of malaria by 2030. APLMA is tasked with creating and implementing a Roadmap for attaining this goal.

2020

Progress

The EAS reaffirms its commitment to malaria elimination by 2030, and requests for a 5-year progress report on the progress made in the region towards 2030.

what they say

Regionwide Commitment to Eliminating Malaria

We reaffirmed our commitment to the goal of an Asia-Pacific free of malaria by 2030, and welcomed ongoing efforts to implement proposed actions in the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Elimination Roadmap, including the five-year progress report delivered to the EAS Leaders in 2020.
Prime minister of the socialist republic of viet nam
H.E. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Chairman’s Statement of the 15th East Asia Summit
Viet Nam, 14 November 2020
We reiterated our commitment to the goal of a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030 and acknowledged ongoing efforts in the implementation of the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Elimination Roadmap. We therefore requested for a 5-year progress report on the progress made in the region towards 2030 to be submitted to the EAS in 2020
H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
Chairman’s Statement of the 14th East Asia SummitBangkok/Nonthaburi on 4 November 2019
We reaffirmed our commitment to the goal of an Asia-Pacific free of malaria by 2030, and welcomed ongoing efforts to implement proposed actions in the endorsed Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Elimination Roadmap.
H.E. Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore
Chairman’s Statement of the 13th East Asia Summit
Singapore on 15 November 2018
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June 14, 2024

Prime Minister James Marape Recommits to Malaria Elimination in Papua New Guinea and Asia Pacific

Prime Minister James Marape reaffirmed Papua New Guinea's commitment to eliminating malaria by 2030 during the 8th Asia Pacific Leaders' Summit on Malaria Elimination. Health Ministers signed the EDEN Initiative to foster regional collaboration against malaria and other vector-borne diseases.
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June 7, 2024

Health Ministers from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu Launch EDEN Initiative to Combat Malaria and Vector-Borne Diseases

On June 6, 2024, Health Ministers from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu launched the EDEN Initiative at the 8th Asia Pacific Leaders' Summit on Malaria Elimination. The initiative aims to combat malaria and other vector-borne diseases through regional partnerships. Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands face rising malaria cases, while Vanuatu's progress is threatened by various challenges. The EDEN Initiative will enhance regional support, capacity building, and financing to address these issues effectively.
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January 12, 2024

WHO certifies Cabo Verde as malaria-free, marking a historic milestone in the fight against malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Cabo Verde as a malaria-free country, marking a significant achievement in global health. With this announcement, Cabo Verde joins the ranks of 43 countries and 1 territory that WHO has awarded this certification.

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