Malaria

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

Lao PDR: Malaria outbreaks remain worrisome but progress is being made in response and control

30 June 2014 – Despite a substantial reduction of the malaria burden, the Lao PDR continues to experience outbreaks and the country’s first-line malaria drugs are beginning to lose effectiveness. A national strategy is being developed to tackle the challenge.

Key documents

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
Cambodia
Email: kazadimulombow@wpro.who.int