Prevention and control of Communicable Diseases

Malaria and other vector-borne diseases

  • Roll back malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases:
    • Providing technical support to the Ministry of Health for prevention and control of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases:
    • development of policies, strategies and guidelines;
    • training;
    • planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
    • development of information, education and communication strategy and materials;
    • conduct research.
  • Advocacy and resource mobilization.
  • Coordination with partners and dissemination of technical information.
  • Supporting Ministry of Health and other partners in addressing major issues on malaria control such as multi-drug resistance, fake/counterfeit drugs, malaria among migrant workers and ethnic groups, quality assurance of drugs and diagnostics.
  • Facilitating cross-border collaboration.
  • Facilitating human resource development through local and international training.
  • Supporting morbidity control and mass drug administration for elimination of lymphatic filariasis.
  • Providing logistics support

High-level malaria meeting in Nay Pyi Taw

There is a concern for antimalarial drugs resistance in Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries- Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. There is a risk of antimalarial drugs resistance spreading to the global South. The GMS is addressing cross border threat by adopting “One Region One Strategy” approach to eliminate malaria by 2030.

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Malaria Week in Myanmar, 4-8 December 2017

Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries - Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam - dramatically reduced the burden of malaria. At the same time, success may be threatened by antimalarial drug resistance. Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar with the support of WHO, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), and UNOPS organized a ‘Malaria Week’, from 4 – 8 December 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. A high level meeting convened on 8 December 2017 adopted the ‘Ministerial Call for Action to eliminate malaria in the GMS before 2030’.

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Malaria week in Nay Pyi Taw (Planned for December 2017)

Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries are dramatically reducing the burden of malaria. At the same time, success may be threatened by antimalarial drug resistance. Malaria Policy Advisory Committee constituted by WHO recommended eliminating malaria. The 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) in 2015 endorsed the Malaria Elimination Roadmap to address the challenges in malaria elimination.

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