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;
- 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
Malaria Week in Myanmar, 4-8 December 2017
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.
Read more about Malaria week in Nay Pyi Taw (Planned for December 2017)