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

24 May 2017

24 May, 2017 (Singapore) – The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) congratulates H.E. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Bangladesh: New plan for malaria elimination (2017–2021)

05 May 2017

Bangladesh has made significant progress against malaria: A reduction of more than 50% in malaria cases and 54% in related deaths since 2010. However, about 17 million people still at risk from the disease, Bangladesh has a long way to go until elimination.

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Technical Task Force meeting for Development of Health Security Financing Assessment Tool, April 27-28, Vietnam

05 May 2017

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. While SARS infected 8000 people, the economic cost was estimated at $30 billion in 4 months.

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PRESS RELEASE: Malaria can be eliminated in Asia Pacific by 2030

24 April 2017

On World Malaria Day, 25 April 2017, the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) affirmed their conviction that malaria can be eliminated in Asia and the Pacific by 2030.

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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.

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