Eliminating malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Recent efforts to fight malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have yielded impressive results. According to the latest WHO estimates, the 6 GMS countries cut their malaria case incidence by an estimated 54% between 2012 and 2015. Malaria death rates fell by 84% over the same period. A new report from WHO offers an overview of tried-and-tested approaches that can help countries end malaria transmission once and for all.

Information about our work

Containing antimalarial drug resistance

From 2013 to 2016, WHO led the Emergency response to artemisinin resistance (ERAR) in the GMS, a high-level plan of attack to contain the spread of drug-resistant parasites and to provide life-saving tools for all populations at risk of malaria.

Accelerating malaria elimination in the GMS

With technical guidance from WHO, all GMS countries have developed national malaria elimination plans. Success will require urgent and coordinated action by a consortium of partners. Read more about the technical support offered by WHO in the subregion.

Key documents

Malaria elimination strategy for the Greater Mekong subregion

The strategy aims to eliminate P. falciparum malaria from the subregion by 2025 and all species of human malaria by 2030.

Technical reports

Reports of technical and informal consultations on malaria control in the subregion.

Plans and strategies

National plans and response strategies for malaria control in the subregion.

World Malaria Report 2016

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

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Global Malaria Programme
World Health Organization
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