Regional Cross-Border Cooperation: Critical to Sustained Malaria Elimination and Regional Health Security in South Asia
Cross-border collaboration is key for malaria elimination in South Asia and global health security.
APLMA partnered to host a high-level reception uniting new and old supporters of the Global Fund.
World Malaria Day 2022: Let’s focus on gender within malaria programming to provide equitable healthcare access to all. A new paper published by The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific explores how.
As the Asia Pacific region continues to adapt to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the new global health landscape, countries in the region have shown unwavering resilience to accelerate progress in the fight against one of our oldest and deadliest diseases. This year’s APLMA Leaders’ Dashboard, which tracks progress towards malaria elimination reveals notable policy reforms and milestones, even amidst the challenges of the pandemic.
Universal Health Coverage in Asia Pacific: Access to Services and Medicines for All - Malaria Elimination Depends on It!
Malaria in Asia Pacific and globally is a disease of poverty and an engine of inequality. The disease thrives where healthcare systems are weak and where the poor and most vulnerable lack affordable access to malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services. Advancing Universal Health Coverage have the potential to accelerate malaria elimination while existing programs to control and eliminate malaria can act as entry points to strengthen primary health care systems. Making progress in one will advance progress on the other.
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.