There is a growing recognition of the role the private sector can play in malaria control and elimination in the Asia-Pacific region.
However, there is limited documentation on the private sector’s role and what the key areas of focus should be as Asia-Pacific countries moves towards malaria elimination.
Montrose was contracted by AusAID to produce a Ministerial Briefing Paper on the role of the private sector in eliminating malaria in Asia-Pacific. This paper was presented at ‘Malaria 2012: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific’ Conference.
The paper included a desk-based review and synthesis of the key aspects of private sector (including formal, informal, and broader non-state sector) involvement in malaria control and elimination and challenges and opportunities for engaging the private sector to achieve a 75 per cent reduction in malaria cases and deaths in Asia and the Pacific by 2015.
International examples and short case studies of innovation and good practice in the health sector, including from Asia and/or the Pacific regions and a summary of priority policy issues were also included.