Much of the region is at a crossroads for malaria, as well as for other communicable-diseases and health security threats. APLMA was created to bring leadership to the sector and provide cross-sectoral support to ensure that countries continue to aggressively respond to growing challenges in the health sector with a focus on malaria and vector-borne diseases.
Given their cross-border nature, there are many important aspects of the regional response that cannot be tackled by individual countries alone. By collaborating, countries can move towards tackling these diseases and threats in a harmonized manner. This requires real commitment and robust action from all levels of government, focusing on health security, sustainable financing and access to diagnostics, prevention technologies and medicines. APLMA draws on its mandate from East Asia Summit leaders to support countries in this process and work towards an Asia Pacific free of malaria by 2030. In doing so, leaders also learn from lessons that enable individual nations to tackle diverse sustainable development challenges more effectively.
As a representative of regional leaders, APLMA has a unique authority to engage all levels of government. We are helping to build a regional solution based on collective national knowledge and experience. The Alliance works with legislators at every stage to support malaria elimination and greater health security.
We provide a platform for collaboration that allows governments to work together and share best practices and ideas in a non-partisan environment.
The path to malaria elimination must include multiple stakeholders, and particularly benefits from private sector support. By engaging the private sector, APLMA can bring government, business and other key stakeholders closer together to amplify the actions and impact of all.
Private sector contributions can take many forms from financing, to research and development, to logistics support. APLMA will work to bring together this corporate expertise and the government ministries engaged in creating health security for the region.