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27 Nov
2015

Sara Canavati wins title of Regional Malaria Champion: Asia Pacific in the 2015 Social Media Awards

We are very pleased to offer our congratulations to Sara Canavati , Regional Malaria Champion: Asia Pacific in the 2015 Social Media Awards. This Award recognizes the individuals who uses social media most effectively to promote the Asia Pacific malaria elimination goal and to showcase regional effo...
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05 May
2015

Malaria and health security in Asia Pacific

Health security in Asia Pacific requires both national preparedness and a regionally coordinated approach; it is both a technical and a foreign policy issue. While increased regional connectivity provides opportunities for stronger collective action, it also presents new challenges in containing the...
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09 Apr
2015

Widespread artemisinin resistance could wipe out a decade of malaria investment

Global malaria deaths have been halved in the past decade. Despite such progress, 584,000 people still lost their lives to the disease in 2013. Nine out of ten of those deaths were in Africa, and over three quarters occurred among children under 5 years of age (1). Over 2 billion people are thought ...
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18 Feb
2015

Can Asia-Pacific region get rid of malaria by 2030?

An ambitious goal - to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific region by 2030- faces formidable hurdles but is achievable if enough political will and funding are available to fight the mosquito-borne disease, health experts say. Malaria experts have been meeting in the Thai capital Bangkok this wee...
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12 Nov
2014

Asia plays an important role in bid to stop malaria

With all eyes focused on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, few may have noticed a new tipping point in the response to another global health threat: malaria. With about 200 million people still contracting the disease each year, the drug used as the first line of defence throughout the world could be...
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