Last May 17, the Malaria Stakeholders’ Forum was held in Puerto Princesa, Palawan to review and update the strategy utilized by the Movement Against Malaria (MAM) programme.
Representatives from various agencies and organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO); city, municipal, and provincial Health Offices; Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine National Police (PNP), among others, attended the Forum. Significant achievements in combatting the disease in the province were discussed. However, we are still in the process of elimination. Hence, there is a need to review our strategy. With the general objective of disseminating information to partners in order to strengthen local health system capacities, the forum pushed for the implementation of a malaria elimination strategy focused on attaining zero transmission that we will be able to sustain.