Closing in on Malaria Elimination in the Asia Pacific Region

malaria-distribution-in-asia-pacific-region-sm.jpgThe Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) is starting a workshop entitled ‘Building Competence in Connnunity Engagement for Malaria Elimination,’ tomorrow (22 November) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. APMEN includes 11 countries that are making clear progress to malaria elimination in the region.

The meeting will feature discussions on topics such as …

  • Lessons from 60 years of community participation in communicable disease control and elimination
  • Going to scale with community engagement for malaria elimination (models for equitable access and sustainability)
  • Experiences and challenges in achieving synchronous cross‐border community engagement for malaria elimination
  • Embedding community engagement for malaria elimination in comprehensive Primary Health Care delivery: A systems strengthening approach

Country case studies will be shared by Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vanuatu. Discussions will focus on identifying intervention, training and research strategies to support elimination efforts.  Reports on the meeting will begin tomorrow.

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