APMEN welcomes Bangladesh as 16th Country Partner

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) announced this week that Bangladesh will join the Network as its 16th Country Partner. APMEN brings together country and institutional partners to pursue a common goal of eliminating malaria in the Asia Pacific region.

Bangladesh has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 93% between 2000 and 2012. With over 13 million people still at risk, the National Malaria Control Program is shifting the focus from control to elimination to become malaria-free by 2020.

Through APMEN-sponsored meetings, training programs and workshops, Bangladesh will be able to forge new connections with other regional and global partners that are also focused on malaria elimination. The partnership will also support Bangladesh’s engagement in cross-country knowledge exchange on key challenges facing the region, including Plasmodium vivax elimination and anti-malarial drug resistance.

APMEN is a country-led network that facilitates innovative partnerships among a wide range of stakeholders involved in malaria elimination in the Asia Pacific. The Network is managed by a Joint-Secretariat led by the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, and the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland.

Read the media release: Bangladesh joins the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network as Country Partner