8–11 Feb 2009Brisbane, Australia

From February 8th to 11th, leaders from countries aiming to eliminate malaria, and key multilateral and academic agencies, met in Brisbane, Australia to launch the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN). Meeting participants shared successes and challenges, and set forth a work plan that focuses on regional cooperation, advocacy, knowledge exchange, capacity building, and the development of an evidence base for malaria elimination in the region. The meeting was co-hosted by GHG in partnership with SPH/UQ, AusAID, and in close collaboration with WHO. The Australian government’s commitment to the Network was underscored in the opening address given by Bob McMullan, Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance.


  • Session 1: A Regional Overview of Malaria Elimination - History and Current Situation
  • Session 2: Updates from Multiple Island Countries
  • Session 3: Updates from East Asia
  • Session 4: Updates from Southeast Asia
  • Session 5: Lessons from Day 1
  • Session 6: Diagnostics, Surveillance, and Monitoring for Elimination
  • Session 7: Mapping Malaria Risk, Applications for Elimination
  • Session 8: Vector Control, as relevant for Elimination in the Region
  • Session 9: Eliminating the Parasite: Challenges and Strategies, with a focus on P. vivax
  • Session 10: Short introduction followed by breakout sessions to brainstorm and prioritize activities for the Network
  • Session 11: Regroup, present and discuss group conclusions
  • Session 12: Priorities for the Network
  • Session 13: Structure for the Network, Next Steps
  • Session 14: Conclusions

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Meeting Materials