India joins APMEN as newest Country Partner

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) announced the addition of the Republic of India as the 17th country partner to join the network. India, the region's second largest malaria-endemic country, will be a key partner to achieve the regional goal of elimination by 2030. Since 2000, India has more than halved the number of malaria cases and plans to move to the pre-elimination phase by 2017.

India will join the 16 other APMEN country partners and various global and regional malaria partners at the upcoming APMEN VII meeting, to be held in Vietnam on March 25-27. The meeting will aim to establish new connections and share best practices in driving down malaria. The Network will also support India's engagement in cross-country learnings about key challenges facing the region, such as anti-malarial drug resistance that was recently reported to be near India's border.

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.

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