Towards Malaria Elimination: ADB-supported Work in Myanmar
There is no room for malaria in Myanmar. Health expert Valerio Reggi shares Myanmar's moves to eliminate the disease.
ADB is helping to strengthen Myanmar's regulatory capacity; ensure effective assessments of medicines; and reduce the risk of substandard and falsified medicines, particularly anti-malarial drugs infiltrating the country's pharmaceutical supply chain. Through the Regional Malaria Trust Fund, ADB provides support to Myanmar’s Food and Drug Administration.
Valerio Reggi, graduated in 1978 from the University of Milan, Italy, Faculty of Pharmacy, and received his Post-Doctoral Degree in Pharmacological Research in 1982 from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, Italy. He worked in pharmacological research and international cooperation until 1986 when he joined UNICEF in New York as Program Manager, Essential Drugs. He joined the World Health Organization in Geneva in 1989 where he has occupied different positions in the areas of drug regulation and access to medicines for neglected tropical diseases until he retired at the end of 2011. He is currently a freelance consultant.