Singapore 1 February - The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Malaria No More, Japan (MNMJ) today announced the formal signing of a MOU with the goal of accelerating the elimination of malaria across the Asia-Pacific region.
The collaboration will enhance the existing partnership between the two groups by building leadership and advocacy for accelerated malaria elimination. MNMJ will support APLMA to harness private sector support and mobilize attention and resources.
MNMJ will provide this support through an advocacy representative with existing links and relationships with the private sector that will be seconded to the newly established APLMA secretariat in Singapore.
In addition, MNMJ and APLMA will coordinate and collaborate on a variety of events including briefings, and meetings to advocate for and increase commitment to tackling bottlenecks and challenges in the region related to malaria elimination.
The MOU will be in force for one year and was signed by APLMA Executive Director Benjamin Rolfe and MNMJ Executive Director Tatsuo Mizuno.
More about Malaria No More, Japan
MNMJ was founded as a non-profit organization in Japan in November, 2012 to accelerate and expand the global movement in eradication of malaria into Japan and other Asia areas. To achieve a world free of malaria, the organization supports communities in need in the areas, as well as raising public awareness of the disease both domestically and internationally.
For more information, visit http://www.mnmj.asia/en/