Emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion

Mother and child at LLIN distribution in Ratanakiri, Cambodia
Sarah Hoibak

In April 2013, WHO launched an emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion. A new framework for action, covering 2013-2015, was developed, proposing an immediate and coordinated scale-up of malaria interventions and containment efforts in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. A dedicated regional hub was set up in Cambodia, with a network of technical officers placed in WHO Country Offices in affected countries. This website section brings together all information related to the work of the Regional hub.

Information about our work

Background on the Emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion

This projects seeks to strengthen the regional response to artemisinin resistance by coordinating action across countries, strengthening technical leadership and catalyzing resource mobilization.

Activities for the monitoring and containment of artemisinin resistance

Successful containment of artemisinin resistant parasites will require urgent and coordinated action by a consortium of partners, including affected countries, funders, implementing agencies and global malaria partners. Read more about technical support offered by WHO.

Latest news

Countries in the Greater Mekong mark World Malaria Day

23 April 2015 – Countries in the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) will mark World Malaria Day 2015 by raising awareness about the importance of tackling artemisinin-resistant malaria.

Online consultation on draft GMS malaria elimination strategy

22 April 2015 – WHO is working with countries and partners on developing a regional malaria elimination strategy for the Greater Mekong subregion. The draft strategy is now available for public consultation. Please send your comments by 29 April.

Key documents

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.

Therapeutic efficacy studies

These reports provide essential insight on antimalarial therapeutic efficacy in the subregion.

ERAR bulletin

The ERAR regional hub in Cambodia produces a bulletin on the hub’s activities and key developments related to the emergency response.

Contact the regional hub

Dr Walter M Kazadi
Regional Hub Coordinator
Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance (ERAR) in the Greater Mekong subregion
WHO Country Office in Cambodia
P.O. box 1217
Phnom Penh