APLMA & APMEN Partnership
The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) work in an integrated manner to further the elimination goal in the region, with APLMA facilitating policy leadership and access to essential elimination resources and commodities and APMEN identifying and addressing programmatic needs and supporting national malaria programs.
Combining Health Diplomacy and Science to solve the Region's oldest enemy
In Asia and the Pacific, malaria is being defeated. As a result of extraordinary efforts by countries and donors, malaria deaths and cases halved over the past fifteen years.
The great progress, however, is stalling due to shifting priorities among communicable and non-communicable diseases, resource constraints within health programs, and the emergence of drug-resistant malaria. Over 300 million people in the region remain at risk. In some high burden countries, backsliding occurs with rise of malaria cases.
APLMA and APMEN support the region’s collective malaria response by guiding the implementation of 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 and APMEN Overarching Strategic Goal:
To achieve substantial, sustainable progress toward an Asia Pacific Free of Malaria by 2030 by bolstering country leadership, benchmarking progress, and brokering policy, strategic, technical and financing solutions.
The joint secretariat is strategically headquartered in Singapore, a regional hub, to facilitate cross-border collaboration for malaria elimination effectively.