Journal article

Targeting vivax malaria in the Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group

Nicholas M Anstey, Sarah Auburn, J Kevin Baird, Katherine E Battle, Albino Bobogare, Arna Chancellor, Sanchai Chasombat, Qin Cheng, Gonzalo J Domingo, Christopher J Drakeley, Tobgyel Drukpa, Lek Dysoley, Fe Esperanza Espino, Peter W Gething, Prakash Ghimire, Roly D Gosling, Penny Grewal-Daumerie, Simon I Hay, Rosalind E Howes, Jimee Hwang Show all

MALARIA JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2015


The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) is a collaboration of 18 country partners committed to eliminating malaria from within their borders. Over the past 5 years, APMEN has helped to build the knowledge, tools and in-country technical expertise required to attain this goal. At its inaugural meeting in Brisbane in 2009, Plasmodium vivax infections were identified across the region as a common threat to this ambitious programme; the APMEN Vivax Working Group was established to tackle specifically this issue. The Working Group developed a four-stage strategy to identify knowledge gaps, build regional consensus on shared priorities, generate evidence and change practice to optimiz..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Major funding for the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) Vivax Working Group (VxWG) is provided by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade alongside funds received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Malaria for Medicine Venture (MMV).