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Press Release

Ahead of World Malaria Day, a new paper published by The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific highlights key lessons drawn from Bhutan and Timor-Leste’s sustained malaria elimination efforts since their re-commitment to the World Health Organizations (WHO) E-2025 initiative last year. It details the approaches adapted by both countries to maintain the spotlight on malaria whilst preventing large COVID-19 outbreaks, as well as policies adopted to eliminate malaria by 2025.

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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.

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Press Release

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) welcomes the recently approved (14 March 2022) use of single-dose tafenoquine by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the prevention of relapsing Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria in children aged 2 years and above.

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The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APLMA-APMEN) and the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) have today announced a new partnership to support Governments to help drive the elimination of malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and malaria elimination in Indonesia and Timor-Leste via innovative cross-disease and cross-border approaches.

Partners' Update

The first two years of navigating COVID-19 has changed the way we view and approach global health and development. Many of us have adapted and evolved. Our malaria fight is no exception.

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Press Release

At the 13th December 2021 virtual gathering hosted by the Ministry of Health Bhutan, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), senior government officials from across the region recommitted to accelerate the fight against the devastating disease in a time marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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