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3 PAVING THE WAY FOR MALARIA ELIMINATION APMEN Product Launch

4 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Indonesia Nepal Malaysia Philippines Republic of Korea Solomon Islands Sri Lanka Thailand Vanuatu Vietnam Bhutan Along with regional partners from the academic, development, non- governmental and private sectors and global agencies, including the World Health Organization address the unique challenges of malaria elimination in the region through leadership, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge exchange, and building the evidence base. Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

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7 The fourth annual APMEN Technical and Business Meeting (APMEN IV) was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea 7-10 May, 2012

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9 APMEN Product Launch See the Secretariat team for your complimentary copy

10 VECTOR POCKET GUIDE APMEN Product Launch

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12  Pocket-sized vector identification guide  26 vectors from the Asia Pacific Region  Detailed morphology charts, including DISTRIBUTION, BIONOMICS & MEDICAL IMPORTANCE .  Easy flip for quick reference, durable for field work  Developed by the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Thailand, a Partner Institution of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

13 Acknowledgements POCKET GUIDE: We would like to thank the following people at AFRIMS for production of the guide : Dr. Alongkot Ponlawat - Chief, Vector Biology and Control Mr. Boonsong Jaichapor - Taxonomist Mr. Wachiraphan Chittham - Medical Research Technologist The authors would like to thank APMEN Country Partners and Partner Institutions for their contributions, the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU) and the Department of Entomology at AFRIMS. We also express gratitude to Mr. Vichai Malikul for providing his 1966 front page illustration of the female Anopheles mosquito.

14 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP) DVD APMEN Product Launch

15 A simple, instructional guide on how to prepare P. vivax patient samples for whole genome sequencing (WGS) Developed by the APMEN Vivax Working Group, at the Menzies School of Health Research Assisting researchers and National Malaria Control Programs to better understand the diversity of Plasmodium vivax in their communities A stepping stone to novel field tools for diagnostics to track outbreaks, the origin of infections and declining drug efficacy

16 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for quality P. vivax DNA extraction Whole genome analysis a unique opportunity to build regional capacity in molecular genetics and surveillance APMEN commitment to open access and sharing of research methodologies SOP DVD

17 Additional resources for the preparation of Plasmodium vivax samples can be found in: Auburn et al. (2013) Effective Preparation of Plasmodium vivax Field Isolates for High-Throughput Whole Genome Sequencing. PLoS ONE 8(1): e doi: /journal.pone “…having resources such as this available online helps APMEN support researchers, not just regionally, but globally. This is a complex procedure - it’s really useful being able to demonstrate it to people in this way.”


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