Healthy People, Healthy Region: Driving Corporate Action to Eliminate Malaria in Asia-Pacific

Margaret ArbogastNews

The Healthy People, Healthy Region: Driving Corporate Action to Eliminate Malaria in Asia-Pacific private sector meeting was held on May 10, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand as part of the Joint Malaria Week.

Co-organized by the Asian Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the Myanmar Health and Development Consortium (MHDC), with support from Sanofi and Sumitomo Chemical, the meeting brought together private sector partners, as well as government officials and members of civil society organizations, in a robust conversation around regional malaria elimination efforts.

Through this discussion-driven meeting, stakeholders across sectors were able to identify roadblocks and opportunities for further corporate sector engagement in regional malaria elimination agendas, with emphasis on creating a concrete ideas for future engagement.

Based on discussion that resulted from this forum, it is clear that there is a strong desire to continue the private sector’s role in malaria elimination efforts in the region, as well as a commitment to influential and efficient partnerships aimed at successfully reaching the shared goal of ending malaria by 2030.

Press Release from Sumitomo Chemical: Joint Malaria Week 10-13 May 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand

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