Everything a traveller needs to know about Malaria and its prevention
World Mosquito Day, Sunday, August 20 by the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA)
Mosquito-borne diseases are a major concern for travelers visiting Asia Pacific destinations, and malaria still puts over 2 billion people at risk and remains endemic in 19 Asian countries. Asia is also the region with the highest incidence of dengue in the world, affecting 3,2 million people globally every year.
Although outbreaks, like the current situation with Dengue in Vietnam, continue to make headlines, countries across the region are committed to the daunting battle against mosquito-borne diseases. The APLMA – an affiliation of 20 Asian and Pacific heads of government – is working to reduce the effects of these infectious diseases dramatically. APLMA has recorded a close to 50% drop in cases of malaria since 2010.
APLMA wishes to remind travelers from all over the world that being informed is key to healthy travels, and that everyone has a part to play in reducing the public health and economic burden of these diseases.