Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases programme

WHO supports malaria endemic countries in Western Pacific to update National Treatment Guidelines for Malaria


Malaria endemic countries are preparing to accelerate efforts in malaria control and elimination to achieve the targets spelt out in the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016 – 2030, which was endorsed by the World Health assembly in 2015.

Countries recognized the need for such acceleration during consultations with WHO, where they also acknowledged the need to rapidly reduce malaria incidence and deaths.

Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic congratulated for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem

 Dr Or Vandine, Director General for Health, Cambodia receiving award

On the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, the Kingdom of Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic were congratulated on eliminating trachoma as a public health problem by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, and Chairperson of sixty-seventh Regional Committee, Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Secretary, Department of Health, Australia.

WHO Supports targeting Aedes mosquito larvae through Integrated Vector Management in Cambodia

© Malaria Consortium

WHO provided technical assistance and supporting Malaria Consortium to piloting a project on integrated vector management to assess the effectiveness of various control strategies to prevent the transmission of dengue. The study was conducted in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia and was funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and UK aid from the UK government.

WHO report highlights health impacts of climate change

WHO/Y. Shimizu

MANILA, 26 April 2016 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has released a new report with scientific evidence of climate change affecting health and recommended actions for countries in the Region.

The report, Climate Change and Health in the Western Pacific Region: Synthesis of evidence, profiles of selected countries and policy direction highlights close links between health and climate change and the need for the health sector to respond to the threats posed by climate change, particularly focusing on the most vulnerable populations.

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705,000malaria cases were reported in 2015 (Western Pacific region)

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75%of the worldwide population affected by dengue lives in the Western Pacific Region

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16 diseasesout of the 20 neglected tropical diseases are endemic in the Western Pacific Region

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