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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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25 Apr
2016

Financial Times Op-Ed: Governments and donors must intensify funding to wipe out malaria

Op-Ed Contributors: Sir Richard Feachem is director of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, and former executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Dr. Richard Nchabi Kamwi is the Elimination 8 (E8) Ambassador and former...
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24 Apr
2016

The drug resistance, health security and malaria nexus

Imagine if a minor cut or a routine operation could be a death sentence, or a gonorrhoea infection could leave you infertile. Since antibiotics were discovered, we have taken the ability to cure bacterial infections for granted. Their misuse has resulted in selection of resistant strains of bacteria...
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