Shrinking the Malaria Map

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

Philippines case study on malaria elimination released

23 January 2015

The latest case study, jointly published by the WHO Global Malaria Programme and the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI), showcases the Philippines’ path towards malaria elimination through documenting the country’s malaria history, lessons learned, and future outlook. The case study highlights key interventions, such as strong surveillance, early detection, and prompt treatment of malaria cases. The case study also underscores how strengthening and targeting vector control interventions have contributed to the success of the Philippines’ elimination strategy. The national elimination strategy emphasizes achieving and certifying elimination province by province. By 2013, one third of provinces in the Philippines achieved elimination, and the entire country strives to become free by 2020.

The Philippines case study is part of a series of case studies that document eliminating country progress and lessons learned for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission. The case study was supported by WHO Philippines, the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), the MEI, the Philippines Department of Health, and the WHO Global Malaria Programme.

Read: Progress towards subnational elimination in the Philippines