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24 May
2017

Statement by APLMA on the election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new director general of the World Health Organization

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a former Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia. He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board. As Ethiopia’s Federal Minister of He...
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05 May
2017

Technical Task Force meeting for Development of Health Security Financing Assessment Tool, April 27–28, 2017 Da Nang, Viet Nam

Health Security is a serious global concern. Outbreaks such those seen with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Nipah virus infection, avian influenza A (H5N1) and A (H7N9), Ebola virus and the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus have killed thousands of people and led to huge economic losses. Whil...
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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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