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Improving access to malaria services for mobile migrant populations

18 September 2014 – This report summarizes the conclusions of a technical consultation held in May 2014 to address issues related to increased mobility in the Greater Mekong Subregion in the context of malaria elimination and artemisinin resistance.

Lao PDR: Malaria outbreaks remain worrisome but progress is being made

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.

Cambodia’s frontline heroes in the fight against drug-resistant malaria

6 April 2014 – Cambodia’s National Malaria Control Programme and its partners, with technical support from WHO, have trained more than 1800 Village Malaria Workers to deliver malaria prevention and treatment services in remote villages.

WHO and regional malaria experts reiterate warning about drug resistance

18 March 2014 – Experts attending the first APLMA taskforce meeting on quality medicines stress the importance of tackling emerging artemisinin resistance.

ERAR regional hub is now operational

30 January 2014 – ERAR experts and development partners have agreed on the programme’s priorities and work plans. The regional hub is now fully staffed and operational.

New web section: Emergency response to artemisinin resistance

14 January 2014 – In April 2013, WHO launched an emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion. A regional hub has been set up, with a network of experts deployed to affected countries. All related information is now available in a dedicated section.

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