APLMA is an initiative of Asia Pacific Heads of Government. It was established in response to the East Asia Summit Leaders’ call for coordinated action to fight malaria.

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The fight to eradicate malaria in Papua New Guinea

20 April 2017

In Papua New Guinea the war on malaria rages on and vanguard fighter Dr Leanne Robinson is working with field teams and locals to increase ambitions from controlling the disease to eliminating it.

Fake drugs: An obstacle to combat spread of drug resistant malaria

11 April 2017

The fake drugs widely available in Myanmar are a threat to public health, an obstacle to combating the spread of treatment-resistant malaria and part of a global trade worth an estimated $75 billion.

Study confirms spread of drug-resistant malaria to critical border regions of SE Asia

07 April 2017

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programs, according to a new study.


31 March 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Fe Esperanza Caridad Espino (Effie) as the new Director of Research Support and Country Engagement of Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).

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