The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) announced that two new partners have joined the Network – Thailand and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Thailand is the eleventh County Partner to join the Network. Thailand has made significant progress over the last 10 years, reducing cases by 75% from 2000 to 2009, and has developed a strategy of sub-national malaria elimination, focusing on the central and eastern portions of the country. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) joins the ranks of the Network’s 21 Partner Institutions. The University is one of the premier schools of public health in the world and was recently awarded a prestigious Gates Global Health award. One of the prominent groups in LSHTM is the Malaria Centre, which has activities and projects in more than 50 countries. Both new partners are expected to attend the third annual APMEN meeting, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia from May 9-12, 2011.
Read the Media Release for the new Country Partner: Thailand here
Read the Media Release for the new Partner Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine here
Find more information on APMEN at: www.apmen.org