Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), formed in 2013, is an affiliation of Asian and Pacific heads of government, to accelerate progress against malaria and to eliminate it in the region by 2030. APLMA was created by the East Asian Summit (EAS) leaders in 2013 to strengthen anti-malaria efforts further, both to help protect hard-won national gains and, ultimately, to defeat malaria in the region altogether. Based in Singapore, the APLMA Secretariat serves as a regional mechanism for political advocacy, health diplomacy, and high-level dialogue. APLMA is also responsive to requests for country-level support in order to enhance opportunities for advocacy.
APLMA’s most important platform for information sharing and capacity building is the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), which facilitates interactions among the governments in the region both with each other and with more than fifty partner institutions.