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WHO Global Technical Strategy for malaria to hold regional consultations in the Asia Pacific

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is coordinating the development of a Global Technical Strategy for Malaria (GTS) for the 2016-2025 period. The strategy aims to help WHO Member States address serious threats to the sustainability of malaria gains and accelerate ion of the progress of country malaria programmes.  The first draft of the GTS was reviewed at the by the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee at its recent meeting in Geneva from 12-14 March.

Review all the March 2014 MPAC meeting documents here.

The will be reviewed during a series of regional consultations where representatives from country programmes and malaria experts will provide input to improve the Strategy and ensure relevance to Member States. The meetings scheduled in the Southeast Asia and Western Pacific regions are:

28–29 April 2014: Consultation for the South-East Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India
10– 11 June 2014: Consultation for the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, Philippines

Concurrent with the GTS, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership is coordinating the development of the Global Malaria Action Plan 2 (GMAP2). The GMAP2 will accelerate progress towards elimination through global advocacy, resource mobilization, partner harmonization, the engagement of non-health sectors, as well as global, regional and country-level planning for the implementation of the Global Technical Strategy.

The WHO Global Malaria Programme and the MPAC are now seeking input from Member States and the global malaria community on their perceptions of the MPAC.  We would be very grateful for your input on 10 questions that should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.  The survey will be available until Friday, 9 May at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TJXDVZ2.

Download the October 2013 GTS Background meeting report here.

For more information on the GTS, visit http://www.who.int/malaria/areas/global_technical_strategy/en/


April 7, 2014 - World Health Day recap


Media Release: Lao PDR joins APMEN 

Lao People's Democratic Republic joins APMEN as the Network's fifteenth Country Partner. 

Download the full Media Release here [PDF, 575Kb]


Media Release: APMEN welcomes 2 new Partner Institutions

APMEN is pleased to announce two new Partner Institutions have joined the Network:

Malaria Consortium, and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisation specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations, who for the past decade have been focused on malaria control and working towards elimination through a range of integrated approaches to service delivery, research and advocacy. 

Download the full media release here [PDF, 642Kb].

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is Australia’s oldest medical research institute, established in 1915 with money from a Trust set up by the widow of the wealthy Walter Hall, a successful transport, livestock and mining pioneer. For the past 30 years, researchers at the institute have been studying malaria with the goal of developing new antimalarial treatments and a malaria vaccine. 

Download the full media release here [PDF, 542 Kb].

See the full list of APMEN Partner Institutions here.


APMEN poised for 6th Annual Meeting in Manila

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network will hold it's sixth annual meeting, APMEN VI, in Manila, the Philippines, from the 11 – 13 March.

Co-hosted by the Philippines Department of Health, APMEN VI brings together over 150 representatives from the 15 Country Partners of APMEN  - Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Indonesianew Country Partner Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Korea, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam) – as well as policy makers, research and training institutes, funding bodies, and other stakeholders, to share knowledge on the latest developments in malaria and malaria elimination efforts from the region. APMEN VI is also the first official engagement from new Country Partner Lao People’s Democratic Republic after joining APMEN in February 2014.

The meeting will be co-chaired by the Philippines Department of Health Assistant Secretary, Dr Enrique A. Tayag, and founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Sir Richard Feachem, KBE, FREng, DSc(Med), PhD, who currently directs the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco. APMEN also wishes to acknowledge the support to this meeting provided by Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Incorporated. 

On the agenda for discussions in Manila will be:

  • Advocacy at the various levels of governments to support and encourage elimination programs,
  • Surveillance strategies for detecting and confirming cases of malaria in the Asia Pacific,
  • Sustainable financing from diversified funding mechanisms,
  • Technical collaboration on regional projects with a host of partner institutions, including the establishment of new thematic fellowships and exchange programs to ensure capacity building and provide training opportunities for coordinated regional approaches to malaria elimination.

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