Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar accounts for more than half of malaria cases and about three quarters of the malaria deaths in the region. Resistance to anti-malaria drugs along the Myanmar-Thailand border presents a need for strengthened malaria control in Myanmar. URC became active in the country in 2011, partnering with Save the Children International to support the Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) Project, an initiative that aims to contain the spread of multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. CAP-Malaria is strengthening routine malaria control activities in selected townships along the Thai-Myanmar border. Because these areas are in remote areas with weak infrastructure, CAP- Malaria also emphasizes community engagement by strengthening the capacity of community-level malaria workers and volunteers.