The 6th Workshop on Malaria Elimination in China-Myanmar Border was held virtually on 15-16 June 2022

    China has interrupted indigenous transmission of malaria since 2017 and achieved elimination verification by World Health Organization in 2021. China is willing to contribute more professional force and technical support to global malaria elimination after eliminating local malaria. On the other hand, prevention and management of imported malaria cases will be a highlighted task in future, which call for deepened cooperation between neighboring countries.

    National Health Commission (NHC) of China and the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Myanmar organized the 6th Workshop on Malaria Elimination in China-Myanmar Border on 15-16 June 2022. Officers from Department of Public Health at MoH of Myanmar, Disease Control Bureau at NHC of China, Disease Control Bureau at Yunnan Health Commission, and Chinese Embassy in Myanmar attended the opening ceremony and delivered remarks. The experts from technical supporting institutes also attended.


    Committing to malaria elimination in Myanmar by 2030 and preventing malaria re-establishment in Yunnan Province of China, this workshop aimed to refine the project proposal on China-Myanmar border malaria control “Forge ahead together for elimination towards Malaria free in China - Myanmar border”, which were developed basing on previous discussion among experts from both countries since 2014. The participants also discussed the application for grants from China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) that will financially support the proposal.