The Government of Myanmar is hosting Malaria Week 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, convening high-level government officials to work together for elimination of malaria from Asia and the Pacific by 2030. From 4–8 December 2017, a series of meetings will bring together national, regional, and global stakeholders in the fight against the disease.
Malaria Week 2017 will conclude with a high-level inter-governmental meeting that aims to foster further intra-regional collaboration and development partner support to help ensure malaria elimination goals are achieved.
Under the leadership of the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports, Malaria Week 2017 is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) and the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA).
Objectives of Malaria Week 2017
Malaria Week 2017 meetings are convened by individual partners, with the following overarching objectives:
- Continuing the momentum in the region in supporting the Leaders’ goal of eliminating malaria by 2030, and to highlight the urgency of this task.
- Charting and measuring countries’ progress toward the goal, identifying success factors and challenges, and highlighting where more work is needed.
- Strengthening cooperation and highlighting best practices for malaria, in line with the WHO Global technical strategy and Strategy for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong subregion.
- Reinforcing collaboration in support of innovative solutions to address new and emerging challenges.