APLMA is an initiative of Asia Pacific Heads of Government. It was established in response to the East Asia Summit Leaders’ call for coordinated action to fight malaria.

The Alliance is co-chaired by Australia and Viet Nam, and is currently hosted by the Asian Development Bank.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

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The Asia Pacific’s drive towards malaria elimination by 2030: The role of frontline health workers in the Philippines and beyond

20 May 2016

Clemente Col is a volunteer malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) specialist in Palawan, Philippines. Of more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines, Palawan has the highest burden of malaria in the country, though the malaria map is quickly shrinking.

US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

16 May 2016

The malaria parasite can cause unusually severe cases of the eponymous disease in patients, leading to higher mortality and poorer health outcomes among survivors. But scientists have long struggled to understand why some patients develop severe mala...

Let’s Give Our Children A Malaria-Free Future

09 May 2016

Two months ago, our government announced a groundbreaking commitment to end malaria in India by 2030. Like the famed effort to eradicate polio, ending malaria will require unprecedented determination, creativity and commitment across every level of g...

India’s malaria curse

04 May 2016

When it comes to malaria control, Madan Pradhan is often cited as a superstar. Since he took charge of Odisha’s program nearly a decade ago, the rate of malaria deaths dropped by 75 percent in the state, which bears a fifth of the country’s malar...

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