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10 Jun
2015

Dr Nafsiah Mboi appointed as APLMA Envoy

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are very pleased to announce that Dr Nafsiah Mboi has been appointed APLMA Envoy. APLMA is an alliance of Asian and Pacific heads of government formed to accelerate progress against malaria and to achieve an ...
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09 Jun
2015

South Korea’s composure in the face of MERS outbreak

Even with almost 2,000 schools and nurseries closed across the country and 2,300 patient contacts already in quarantine, it is never easy to predict the imminent end of the current outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Republic of Korea. But that is exactly what Health Minister ...
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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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24 Mar
2015

APLMA at the 7th APMEN annual meeting in Vietnam, 23-27 March 2015

An excerpt from Executive Secretary, Dr. Ben Rolfe's, speech at APMEN’s 7th annual meeting in Hoi An, Vietnam, Wednesday 25 March 2015 “The Asia Pacific response to malaria now stands as a good example of countries working together to shoulder responsibility for the health security of their...
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