Panel "The Role of Global and Regional Partnerships"
Facilitator: Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, Board Chair, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
Panel Discussion: "Engagement & Role of the Private Sector"
Facilitator: Dr BT Slingsby, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund
Followed by Panel Discussion and Q&A
The Congress would like to acknowledge that the follow speaker is an Australia Awards Health Security Fellow:
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
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.
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.
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
13:15 Objective 2. Access
13:25 Concluding remarks
Sponsored by APLMA & UNITAID
Followed by Q&A Panel Discussion
2:10 pm: Panel Discussion "Meeting migrant and mobile peoples needs and wants: Lessons from the Greater Mekong Region"
Followed by Q&A Discussion
Panel Discussion: "Building effective partnerships for collaborative action against malaria"
Facilitator: Sarah MacCana, Australia-China-Papua New Guinea Pilot Cooperation on Malaria Control Project
Panel Discussion "Malaria in a global health context"
Facilitated by Prof Kevin Marsh
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
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.