The malaria situation in eastern Asia, i.e. WHO's South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions, is described. 60% of the total global population at risk of malaria live in these regions; in 2009 there were 2.65 million confirmed malaria cases and 4192 malaria deaths. Patterns of disease over the past few years are shown and challenges are summarized.
Presentation from ‘Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs) in Myanmar: Status update and outlook’. Symposium held by DNDiii, Cipla and Vimal, Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma), 24 January 2011.