Opinion: Building climate resilience for malaria elimination

Climate Change is one of the biggest threats humanity has ever faced. By all accounts, and if not mitigated, it will have a devastating impact on life as we know it: rising sea levels that inundate coast lines causing mass migration on a level never ...

Vaibhav Gupta

Thai Foundation Partners with Global Fund to Eliminate Drug-Resistant Malaria in Greater Mekong

The Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation today became the first private sector partner to support the Global Fund’s largest regional initiative to eliminate drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong. With a contribution of US$2 million over two years, the Thai-based private family foundation will support the Global ...

Malaria Cases in Myanmar See Huge Drop, Thanks to Efforts by Community Health Workers

Instances of malaria in remote and rural locations in Myanmar have fallen dramatically during a six-year period as a result of trained community health care workers providing a wider package of services along with screenings for the disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions, a ...

New initiatives launched to end malaria in ASEAN

Two new initiatives to accelerate the elimination of malaria and improve health outcomes in the ASEAN region were announced in Hanoi on September 13 in the framework of the ongoing World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018. Keep reading ...

Tackling malaria in the Mekong

The growth of drug resistant malaria threatens communities in the epicenter of the illness — five southeast Asian countries through which flows the Mekong river — but also poses a global threat. Grassroots campaigns are targeting to protect rural people and those living far from medical services.  Keep ...

Six Mekong nations call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

The governments of Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam have together called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by 2030. Signing a joint Ministerial Call for Action at the World Health Assembly in ...

Shopee announces M2030 partnership to defeat Malaria

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform has recently announced its commitment to help defeat malaria in the region as part of a long-term partnership with M2030, a brand created by Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), and supported by the Global Fund. M2030 brings consumers and companies ...

China, Southeast Asian nations sign action document to eliminate malaria during World Health Assembly

Health officials from China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao, Thailand and Vietnam along with World Health Organization representatives on Tuesday signed the Ministerial Call for Action to Eliminate Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion before 2030. Keep reading ...

Myanmar to reduce malaria outbreaks to 85% by 2020

Myanmar will try to reduce malaria outbreaks to 85 percent and mortality rate to 95 percent by 2020, according to the Public Health Department. Two in 1,000 people suffer from malaria but 85 percent could have been reduced compared to 2012. Mortality rate is 0.04 ...

Upward tick in malaria cases threatens global efforts to eradicate disease

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and DT Families Foundation have signed an agreement that will make a tangible difference to permanently eliminating malaria in Thailand. []The threat from the mosquito-borne infectious disease has also risen dramatically with the recent emergence of drug-resistant strains in ...

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