APMEN Surveillance and Response
MORU has been the host organization for the APMEN Surveillance and Response Working Group (SRWG) since January 2021. MORU's team include Richard Maude, SRWG Co-Chair, and Massaya Sirimattayanant, SRWG Coordinator
Malaria elimination requires strong, evidence-based surveillance strategies that allow programs to identify and respond to every malaria infection. For countries to make better informed decisions on how to effectively implement surveillance strategies, further evidence and guidance on the operational aspects of surveillance, particularly in the context of broader, integrated data and surveillance systems, is needed.
The Surveillance and Response Working Group (SRWG) was established in 2014, to be a peer-led, technical working group for APMEN Country Partners and Partner Institutions. The SRWG’s primary objectives are to expand the knowledge base, guide the region-specific operational research agenda and address evidence gaps, through the lens of integrated health systems.
The APMEN SRWG aims to further develop and coordinate surveillance and response activities that support malaria elimination in APMEN countries and accelerate progress towards the Asia Pacific regional elimination goal of 2030.