Building a country specific profile of the malaria context
This website gives an overview of the malaria context in the Asia-Pacific with some detail of the generalizable context by sub-regions. However in this region malaria epidemiology can vary considerably within sub-region and within countries.
It would be helpful then to build up a profile of information for your country of interest, including information such as main parasites, vectors, possible control approaches, national strategy and progress.
Good sources for country specific information include:
- WHO country profiles
- APMEN country briefings,
- APMEN atlas,
- WHO country office websites which often have a malaria specific section,
- The National Malaria Control Website (if available) will have links to useful national documentation. These may be easy to locate using a search engine or may be accessible through the main Ministry of Health website. In cases where such sites may not exist, searching for the country’s National Malaria Control Plan/Strategy/Policy may help locate the main national guidance document.
- Current Global Fund ¹ malaria grants. Successful proposals are available on the Global Fund website and these can be a useful source of detailed country information. This webpage allows you to carry out a search by country, download previous proposals and select the most recent malaria proposal.
¹ The Global Fund (The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).
The Malaria in the Asia-Pacific sections of this website also give information on differences in distribution, transmission patters, drug resistance, vector profiles and insecticide resistance:
Malaria distribution and burden in the Asia-Pacific Transmission Patterns in the Asia-Pacific Drug resistance in the Asia-Pacific Vector species and instecticide resistance
on malaria in the Asia-Pacific