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

10 March 2015 – The WHO Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance (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.

Informal consultation with partners, Bangkok, 11-12 February 2015

17 February 2015 – The WHO Regional Hub for the Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion convened a 2-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand to review progress and challenges in implementing the ERAR Framework for Action 2013-2015.

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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