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. Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar with the support of Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), WHO and UNOPS are preparing for a high level ‘Malaria Week’, from 4 – 8 December 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw. The objective is to continue the momentum of malaria elimination and seek to sustain political commitment for sustainability of funding and intercountry collaboration. The expected outcome will be a ministerial “Call for action” to accelerate malaria elimination, boosting efforts throughout Greater Mekong.