Atlas of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

17 October 2011

WWARN welcomes today’s (17 October) publication of the APMEN Atlas mapping country-level data behind key factors shaping malaria transmission such as the likelihood of P. falciparum and P. vivax transmission,  mosquito vector occurrence, human population density, and malariometric and socio-economic indicators.

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) Atlas is a collaboration between the UCSF Global Health Group and the University of Oxford’s Malaria Atlas Project. It is the first Atlas to provide a comprehensive series of maps of the 11 APMEN network countries, using the latest data and technology to visually display key factors important to malaria control and elimination strategies. The Atlas shows the geographic distribution of malaria today – clearly outlining how much malaria remains and where it is concentrated. The maps call particular attention to the growing importance of P. vivax and to the challenge of preventing malaria transmission along border areas, where there is a constant threat of importation of malaria from neighbouring endemic countries.
 
A companion publication, a global Atlas of Malaria-Eliminating Countries, is also released focusing on the 36 eliminating countries globally. Visit the APMEN website to download or view the APMEN Atlas.