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

Behaviour change communication is a key tool for reaching mobile migrant populations

10 March 2015 – The WHO ERAR programme is examining the importance of behaviour change communication in containing artemisinin resistance and eliminating malaria in the Greater Mekong subregion.

Eliminating malaria from the Greater Mekong subregion

24 February 2015 – WHO is working on developing a regional malaria elimination strategy for the Greater Mekong subregion in consultation with affected countries and key development partners.

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