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.


Latest news

Malaria elimination strategy for the Greater Mekong subregion

22 May 2015 – WHO has released the Strategy for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong subregion (2015–2030). The document was drafted under the aegis of the Regional Hub for the Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in coordination with countries and regional partners.

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.


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.

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