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Children run over an improvised bridge in the village of Phnom Dambang where around 95 percent of people suffered from malaria at some point in their lives, according to a local health care worker near Pailin in western Cambodia - © REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Partners' Update

We see tangible evidence of robust collaboration across borders in Asia Pacific to address malaria and other public health challenges. In this spirit, APLMA-APMEN is co-hosting with the Royal Government of Bhutan the Asia Pacific Leaders Dialogue for Malaria Elimination.

Lady Roslyn Morauta, Prof. Tikki Pangestu and Dr Hsu Li Yang
Press Release

APLMA is delighted to welcome Lady Roslyn Morauta and Dr Hsu Li Yang to the APLMA Board of Directors. Prof Tikki Pangestu will step down as Board Chair. His guidance over the past 5 years have been invaluable. The Secretariat wishes him the best in his future endeavours.

Nursing officer Janet Peters checking 8 year old Lantion Puime Health Clinic Siremi Community School Oro Province, Papua New Guniea © Don Brice ABM 2003
Press Release

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.

Community health worker in Cambodia © John Rae, The Global Fund

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.

Mosquito net distribution at Pakistan's tribal areas © DMC, Pakistan

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.

Tribal men sailing canoe on the beach at Kitava Island, Papua New Guinea. © Pixabay

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.

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