APMEN Newsroom

Tuesday
Jan132015

APMEN Hosts Advocacy Workshop for 5 APMEN Countries 

In early December 2014, the co-secretariats of APMEN—the University of Queensland and UCSF’s Global Health Group—hosted an advocacy workshop in Bangkok as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen national resource mobilization for malaria elimination.

Teams representing Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand included diverse stakeholders from national malaria programs, departments of health promotion, private sector foundations and a Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism. Using the RBM Partnership’s Advocacy for Resource Mobilization Guide as a foundation for the training, the facilitators assisted countries in developing an advocacy strategy and work-plan.

Many of the national advocacy objectives focused on increasing domestic financing for malaria elimination. Participants also highlighted the importance of sustained financing and political commitment for malaria elimination, particularly as their countries rally behind the Asia Pacific 2030 elimination goal that was recently announced at the East Asia Summit in November. 

To view/download presentations, visit the APMEN Advocacy webpage.

Friday
Jan092015

RBM launches APMEN P&I report

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), has released a special APMEN-themed report as part of the Progress & Impact series.

The report called, The Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN): Supporting the common goal of a malaria-free Asia-Pacific, was c
o-authored by writers from the APMEN Joint Secretariat and regional and global experts, 

It highlights the leadership and local ownership needed to achieve such ambitious targets and identify the added value of innovative approaches the APMEN network model provides to complement existing efforts and further drive socio-economic development.

The report comes just weeks after the November 2014 commitment of regional Heads of State during the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, to eliminate malaria from the region by 2030.

A launch was held during the RBM Board Meeting on December 4 in Bangkok, Thailand.
 
Click here for [More info]
Click here for the RBM [Press release]
Click here to [Download] the Report.

Friday
Dec122014

Bangladesh welcomes partnership with APMEN in Dhaka

Newest APMEN Country Partner Bangladesh held an official certificate ceremony with the Government of Bangladesh in Dhaka on 13 November 2014 to welcome the partnership for regional malaria elimination.
 
The ceremony included an address from Director of 
Disease Control & LD, CDC, DGHS icddr,b  (a partner institution of APMEN) Prof Be-Nazir Ahmed, and Dr Wasif Ali Khan, scientist with icddr,b’s Centre for Vaccine Sciences. Government officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's Malaria Control Program Bangladesh also attended.

Dr Khan was presented with an official membership certificate for Bangladesh by APMEN secretariat co-coordinator Prof Maxine Whittaker on a visit to the capital. 

Read the icddr,b news story about the APMEN partnership here.

Monday
Dec012014

APMEN launches new report at VxWG meeting

The APMEN Vivax Working Group (VxWG) coordinating team has released a brand new report, 'Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: 2009 - 2014', now available for download from the APMEN website.

Launched during the annual VxWG meeting in Cambodia last week, the report documents the activities and acheivements of the VxWG over the past five years. It also highlights the coordinated efforts of many APMEN Country Partners and Partner Institutions, who have worked together to share the challenges and successes in P. vivax technical and research capacity with the common goal of a Malaria-Free Asia Pacific region.

Download the APMEN report, 'Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: 2009 - 2014" here (PDF 8,130KB)

Evidence Summaries

The November 2014 APMEN VxWG meeting also saw the launch of three evidence summaries, available for download:
 

Tuesday
Nov182014

APMEN Evaluation Report 2009-2013


In February 2014 at the APMEN VI meeting in Manila, a draft version of the internal evaluation of the Network was presented to all meeting attendees.

This evaluation is a summary of the outcomes and outputs of the Network, the partnerships and value of APMEN to the respondents.

A hardcopy printed version of the APMEN Evaluation Report: A mixed method approach using Internal and External Evaluation 2009 -2013 is now available. 

View/download the APMEN Evaluation Report 2009 - 2013 here.

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