Tuesday, 3rd July First Malaria World Congress 2018

7:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Goldfields Foyer
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Goldfields Theatre
Chairs: Lelio Marmora & Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho

Panel "The Role of Global and Regional Partnerships"
Facilitator: Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, Board Chair, RBM Partnership to End Malaria

  • Lelio Marmora, Unitaid
  • Ruby Shang, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance
  • Bob Aitken, Rotary International District 9685 Inc
  • Dianne Stewart, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Sherwin Charles, Goodbye Malaria


10:00AM - 10:30AM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Sovereign foyer, Level 1
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Goldfields Theatre
Chairs: David Reddy & BT Slingsby

Panel Discussion: "Engagement & Role of the Private Sector"
Facilitator: Dr BT Slingsby, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

  • Jayeeta Chowdhury, Tata Trusts
  • Ray Nishimoto, Sumitomo Chemical Co.,Ltd.
  • Dr Graeme Hancock, Newcrest Mining Limited
  • Dr Wit Soontaranun, DT Families Foundation


10:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Eureka Room 1
Chair: Francois Nosten

Followed by Panel Discussion and Q&A


The Congress would like to acknowledge that the follow speaker is an Australia Awards Health Security Fellow:

  • Aung Pyae Phyo
  • Aung Myint Thu

10:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Meeting Room 109
Chair: Lenore Manderson

Presentations followed by Q&A 

Panel Discussion: “Country experiences - CSS approaches and interventions in the context of malaria and sustaining the responses”
Facilitator: Dr Oanh Khuat Thi Hai, Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives

  • Shampa Nag, Caritas India
  • Willy Mwanafunzi, Faith Victory Association
  • Yohanes Hermawan, PERDHAKI, Indonesia (Programme Manger of Principle Recipients)
  • Scott Filler, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Sovereign foyer, Level 1
12:45PM - 1:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Sovereign foyer, Level 1


 Mr Lelio Marmora, Executive Director of Unitaid and Dr Ben Rolfe, Chief Executive Office of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance announce a new Platform for Vector Control in Asia Pacific – VCAP.

We need new tools now to stop malaria transmission and eliminate by 2030 in the Asia Pacific.

VCAP is designed to address policy challenges to vector control in the region by both promoting innovation and improving access to new tools to stop transmission of malaria and other vector borne diseases. VCAP will facilitate the adoption of technical solutions by creating an enabling policy environment and relaying technical challenges to decision makers.

The objectives

  1. To stimulate innovation by generating demand for new tools that respond to the key challenges of the region including insecticide resistance and specific behaviour patterns of populations at risk
  2. To improve access to market for new innovations, e.g. by identifying opportunities for facilitated country registration

The partners

VCAP will link regulators, policy makers, industry, academia and the global health community to find solutions to policy barriers to innovation and access for new vector control tools, so that we can stop malaria transmission and by doing so, improve health security against other vector borne diseases.

The approach

VCAP will serve as a knowledge management platform for partners working on vector control tools in the region. This will include the creation of a network of regulators with key contact points on access to vector control tools in Asia Pacific. Two-way information exchange will be facilitated through web-based tools (e.g. listserv, webinars) as well as through targeted side meetings at existing key events in the region.

12:45 Opening remarks on the Platform: Mr Lelio Marmora, Executive Director, Unitaid and Dr Ben Rolfe, Chief Executive Officer, APLMA

12:55 Introduction to VCAP Platform: Dr Alexandra Cameron, Technical Manager, Unitaid
Enabling a supportive policy environment for new vector control tools in Asia Pacific: policy dialogue and launch of a new regional platform

13:05 Objective 1. Innovation

  • New tools for Asia Pacific: Mr Ray Nishimoto, Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical
  • Challenges and opportunities for R&D: Dr Nick Hamon, CEO of IVCC

13:15 Objective 2. Access

  • Barriers to access: TBC
  • Opportunities to address these barriers: TBC

13:25 Concluding remarks

13:30 Photo

Sponsored by APLMA & UNITAID

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Goldfields Theatre
Chair: Barbara McPake

Followed by Q&A Panel Discussion

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Meeting Room 109
Chair: Pascoe Kase

Panel Discussion: "Building effective partnerships for collaborative action against malaria"
Facilitator: Sarah MacCana, Australia-China-Papua New Guinea Pilot Cooperation on Malaria Control Project

  • Leo Makita, National Department of Health, Papua New Guinea
  • Dr Moses Laman, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
  • Dr Junhu Chen, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases
  • Dr Leanne Robinson, Burnet Institute
  • Will Robinson, Australian High Commission to Papua New Guinea


3:00PM - 3:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Sovereign foyer, Level 1
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Goldfields Theatre
Chairs: Alan Cowman & Kevin Marsh

Panel Discussion "Malaria in a global health context"
Facilitated by Prof Kevin Marsh

  • Dr Philip Welkhoff, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Prof Barbara McPake, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Susann Roth, Asia Development Bank
  • Shreehari Acharya, American Refugee Committee
  • Ray Nishimoto, Sumitomo Chemical

5:45PM - 6:40PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Sovereign foyer, Level 1
5:45PM - 6:20PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Eureka Room 1
Chairs: Louis Bernard Da Gama & Shreehari Acharya

Interactive session between civil society, government, development partners scientists and other interested parties on Role of community engagement in effective Surveillance to eliminate malaria Facilitated by Mr Louis de Gama and Mr Shree Acharya Malaria CSO Platform, Greater Mekong Region

6:40PM - 7:40PM
Tuesday, 3rd July
Sovereign foyer, Level 1
Sponsored by:

In 2014, 18 Heads of Government committed, for the first time, to an Asia Pacific free of malaria by 2030. This has generated a concerted effort by partners; but are these efforts enough? 

The World Malaria Congress presents an opportunity to have a candid discussion about what it will take to end malaria for good in Asia and the Pacific. 

APLMA and APMEN will jointly host a “dialogue” between Congress delegates and representatives from the APLMA Board of Directors, APLMA Secretariat, APMEN Secretariat and other global and regional stakeholders and partners. Delegates are invited to pose questions and engage in a discourse on how partnerships can accelerate progress to the 2030 goal.

Light refreshments will be served.