Mekong Malaria Elimination (MME) programme

In recent years, countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have accelerated their efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria. The reported number of malaria cases and deaths in the GMS fell by 74% and 91%, respectively, between 2012 and 2016. The Mekong Malaria Elimination (MME) programme supports malaria elimination in the GMS by facilitating coordination and dialogue among partners, communicating with external stakeholders and coordinating cross-border initiatives.

Information about our work

Responding to multidrug-resistant malaria in the GMS

The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant malaria parasites in the Greater Mekong Subregion represents a threat to malaria prevention, control and elimination efforts.

Accelerating malaria elimination in the GMS

With technical guidance from WHO, all GMS countries have developed national malaria elimination plans. Success requires urgent and coordinated action by all partners.

Key resources

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.

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.

Countries of the Greater Mekong making inroads in the race towards elimination

Bulletin 6 of the MME programme reviews progress achieved towards malaria elimination as of end 2017.

World malaria report 2017

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

Contact us

Global Malaria Programme
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27
Tel: +41 22 791 2533
Fax: +41 22 791 4824