About Us

Our History & Mandate

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2012

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

2012

2013

The Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (APLMA) is established, with the Prime Ministers of Australia and Vietnam as co-chairs. The APLMA Secretariat begins working from the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank in Manila.

2013

2014

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.

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July 2015

APLMA convenes the first Senior Officials’ Meeting in Manila, Philippines.

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October 2015

The APLMA Secretariat incorporates as a non-profit entity in Singapore.

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November 2015

The Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Elimination Roadmap is endorsed by all 18 EAS members. The Mekong region is identified as a key priority.

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May 2016

APLMA convenes the 2nd Senior Officials’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

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September 2016

The EAS member countries reiterate their commitment to the 2030 goal.

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November 2017

The EAS member countries reaffirm their commitment to malaria elimination by 2030 and welcome the establishment of The Global Fund’s Regional Artemisinin-resistant Malaria Initiative.

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December 2017

APLMA convenes the 3rd Senior Officials’ Meeting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

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March/April 2018

Four non-EAS members (Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and the Republic of Vanuatu) commit to the Roadmap, bringing the total number of Asia-Pacific countries working towards its implementation to 23.

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November 2018

The EAS reaffirms its commitment to malaria elimination by 2030.

Photo credit: ©flickr/MEAphotogallery

Photo credit: ©flickr/MEAphotogallery

November 2019

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.

18 Heads of Government Celebrate a Successful 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok, 4 November 2019 © ASEAN

18 Heads of Government Celebrate a Successful 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok, 4 November 2019 © ASEAN

November 2020

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.

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