What is APLMA?

APLMA is an affiliation of Asian and Pacific heads of government formed to accelerate progress against malaria and to eliminate it in the region by 2030.

APLMA role

In Asia and the Pacific malaria is being defeated. As a result of extraordinary efforts by countries and continued support from donors; deaths have halved. Leaders of Asia Pacific countries jointly created APLMA in 2013 to further strengthen their anti-malaria efforts, both to help protect these hard-won national gains and, ultimately, to defeat malaria in the region altogether.

APLMA adds value to the region’s collective malaria response through facilitating and convening high level engagement on the building blocks for malaria elimination. These are the focus of an agreed framework for common action – the APLMA Leaders’ Malaria Elimination Roadmap – which prioritizes research and innovation, policy alignment and program coordination, regulatory collaboration, as well as financing and governance of the malaria response.

APLMA supported high level health taskforces chaired by Australia and India in creating the secretariat framework, we now report directly to EAS leaders through an annual Senior Officials Meeting and the Leaders Dashboard which tracks malaria progress for the region.

Mission and Vision

To support and facilitate elimination of malaria across Asia Pacific by 2030: Driving implementation of the APLMA Leaders Malaria Elimination Roadmap by benchmarking progress against priorities, coordinating regional action and brokering policy, technical and financing solutions to regional and national challenges and bolstering effective country leadership to expedite elimination of malaria throughout the region by 2030.

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