Shrinking the Malaria Map

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

New case study on malaria elimination in Malaysia

20 January 2015

Jointly published by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Malaria Programme and the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI), a new case study on progress towards malaria elimination in Malaysia highlights the country’s success in driving down cases since 1991. The case study reviews Malaysia’s malaria history, examining the role of the National Malaria Control Programme in implementing effective interventions to eliminate malaria nationally by 2020. Progress towards these goals has been accelerated by the program’s collaboration on surveillance and vector control with private sector plantations in Sabah State. The Malaysia case study is the eighth in a series of case studies, jointly published by the WHO and the MEI, 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).

Read: Progress toward Elimination in Malaysia