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Emerging health threats targeted in Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020 Initiative Roadmap

04 September 2015

Health Ministers and officials from the 21 APEC members have agreed to step up their collaborative efforts to mitigate emerging, potentially catastrophic health threats to people, trade and economic security across the Asia-Pacific.

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Myanmar on track to beat drug-resistant malaria

01 September 2015

A collaboration between malaria research organisations and Myanmar’s health ministry has made progress in combatting a drug-resistant strain of the disease, a study has found. Mass anti-malarial drug administration provided an effective strategy, according to a study recently published in Malaria Journal.

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Malaria eradication under threat from cuts, drug resistance

29 August 2015

International and domestic funding for malaria control will decrease as economies deal with financial woes, warn health specialists from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Although development assistance for health has increased by 262 per cent over the last decade, “domestic financing for malaria has only modestly increased from about US$436 million in 2005 to about US$530 million in 2012”, said ADB health specialist Saumya Kailasapathy during the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015.

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Call for more weaponry against 'neglected malaria'

18 August 2015

The World Health Organization has called for more research on ways to battle malaria caused by the Plasmodium vivax parasite, in the wake of a surge of infections in Western India.

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Malaria as a catalyst for change in Myanmar

18 August 2015

In Washington D.C., recently, more than a dozen senior officials and politicians from Myanmar, some from groups with histories of deep mutual distrust, joined together in an extraordinary effort: to eliminate malaria from their deeply fragmented country. This is move that could have a dramatic effect on the global fight against the deadly parasitic disease.

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