Sustaining malaria interventions during a pandemic – the critical role of community-based approaches in health system strengthening

During malaria week on 7 September 2020, the Regional Malaria CSO Platform, APMEN, APLMA, and Comic Relief-GSK Partnership hosted a session on successfully discussing successful community-based approaches practicing in the Asia Pacific Region in strengthening the health system and malaria interventions during the pandemic.

The speakers include:

Dr Afsana Alamgir Khan, Deputy Program Manager, Malaria & ATD, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh 

Dr Leonard Boaz, Deputy Director, VBDCP, MOHMS Solomon Islands 

Dr Htin Kyaw Thu, Technical Specialist, Malaria Consortium Asia 

Dr Han Win Htat, Deputy Country Director, PSI Myanmar

Dr Siv Sovannaroth, Malaria Program Manager, CNM Cambodia 

Dr Hnin Su Su Khin, Operations Director, Medical Action Myanmar 

Dr. Thet Lynn, Deputy Country Director, Health Poverty Action, Lao PDR

Throughout the session, encouraging the community to plan and execute the activities and integrate the services that address community health needs becomes distinct.