Malaria elimination gaining ground in the Asia Pacific

Countries in the Asia Pacific region are making substantial progress toward eliminatingmalaria, but their success stories are rarely heard by a global audience. "Malaria 2012: SavingLives in the Asia-Pacific," a conference hosted by the Australian Government in Sydney,Australia from October 31 to November 2, 2012, will provide a unique opportunity toshowcase the region’s work in driving down malaria transmission. One of the features ofMalaria 2012 will be the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), which hasfocused on harnessing the collective experiences of 13 countries through regional politicaland technical collaboration since its inception in 2009. Run by country partners, APMENunites a range of partners – from national malaria programmes and academic institutions toglobal and regional policymaking bodies – to support each country’s malaria eliminationgoals through knowledge sharing, capacity building, operational research and advocacy.

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Malaria elimination gaining ground in the Asia