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05 May
2017

Bangladesh: New plan for malaria elimination (2017–2021)

Bangladesh has made significant progress against malaria: A reduction of more than 50% in malaria cases and 54% in related deaths since 2010. However, about 17 million people still at risk from the disease, Bangladesh has a long way to go until elimination. New plan for malaria elimination To ensure...
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26 Apr
2017

Malaria partners in the GMS to combat the threat of fake drugs

Partners in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) gathered in Bangkok during World Malaria Day on 25 April 2017. Representatives from National Medicine Regulatory Authorities in GMS countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations took part in a workshop on ‘Regulatory actio...
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12 Sep
2016

Asia Pacific Leaders renew commitment to malaria-free region by 2030

At last week’s East Asia Summit (EAS), hosted in Vientiane by the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, leaders of Asia Pacific countries strongly asserted their determination to tackle malaria across the region, and recognized the public health challenges caused by infecti...
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08 Jun
2016

Sustainable Financing for Sustainable Health Security

Malaria elimination is widely acknowledged to be one of the ‘best-buys’ in global public health. During the past decade, a combination of new methods of malaria diagnostic testing, the widespread distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets and the introduction of artemisinin-based combination t...
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07 Jun
2016

2nd APLMA Senior Officials’ Meeting sets platform to track malaria elimination

Last month, the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Fund Regional Artemisinin Initiative (RAI), the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), GBCHealth and the Raks Thai Foundation, convened the first Joint Mala...
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