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 starts work out of the ADB headquarters in Manila.

2013

2014

The countries of the EAS unanimously agree to the goal of an Asia Pacific free of malaria by 2030. APLMA is tasked to create and implement a Roadmap towards this vision.

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July 2015

APLMA organises 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 countries. The Mekong region is identified as a key priority.

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May 2016

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

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September 2016

EAS countries reiterate their commitment, as malaria elimination remains high on the regional public health agenda.

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November 2017

The EAS reaffirms its commitment to malaria elimination by 2030, and welcomed the establishment of the Regional Artemisinin-resistant malaria Initiative.

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December 2017

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

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March/April 2018

Five non-EAS countries commit to the Roadmap, bringing the regional total to 23 countries.

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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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