Malaria is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is currently endemic in 10 countries in the Western Pacific Region, with the pattern and determinants varying significantly. The Regional Action Plan for Malaria Control and Elimination in the Western Pacific (2010–2015), endorsed by the Regional Committee in 2009, is the Region's malaria roadmap for implementing malaria interventions.
The move towards malaria elimination in most endemic countries is on course. However, despite this progress, there are still daunting challenges, with the burden of malaria still very high in a a number of countries. A relative increase in vivax malaria has been identified in most endemic countries, and new foci of artemisinin resistant falciparum malaria are being detected. A regional response to this is being developed in collaboration with Member States and partners.
Country data and statistics
Meetings and events
- Regional Meeting for Malaria Programme Managers: Achieving the 2015 Targets and Moving Towards Malaria Elimination
- Second Meeting of the Pacific Malaria Drug Resistance Monitoring Network
- WHO to launch counter-offensive to resistance to artemisinin
Regional Director's message on World Malaria Day 2013
Programmes and activities
Documents and publications
Regional Action Plan for Malaria Control and Elimination in the Western Pacific 2010-2015
World Malaria Report 2011
Global Plan for Artemisinin Resistance Containment
Eliminating Malaria: Learning from the Past, Looking Ahead
Defeating Malaria in Asia, the Pacific, Americas, Middle East and Europe
- Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in Malaria Vectors