Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Bhutan case study launches at annual APMEN meeting

25 March 2015

This week a case study on Bhutan’s progress towards malaria elimination was launched at the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network’s seventh annual meeting in Vietnam. The case study, Climbing to Malaria Elimination in Bhutan, reports on the progress of the South Asian mountainous nation in driving down malaria, including the country’s history of malaria control, the lessons learned, and the country’s enhanced surveillance and vector control strategies. With just 22 cases in 2013, Bhutan is well on its way to achieve its goal of malaria elimination by 2018.

The Bhutan case study, jointly published by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Malaria Programme and the UCSF Global Health Group, is the ninth in a series of case studies that document eliminating country progress and lessons learned for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.

Support for the case study was also provided by the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)