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The leadership we need to meet the world’s toughest challenges

This article was originally published on 18 September, 2020 on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda. September 22nd, 2020 Greta Thunberg’s climate movement and Black Lives Matter are examples of a new kind of leadership. Inequality, desperation and frustration are fuelling new approaches to leadership. Businesses must look beyond profits to broader social responsibility. To address […]

Yoma Micro Power and Yoma Land join M2030

August 24th, 2020 – Yoma Strategic Holdings, a Pioneering Partner of M2030, will add two more businesses within its group to the M2030 partnership, Yoma Micro Power and Yoma Land. Yoma Micro Power and Yoma Land will join Yoma’s existing M2030 partners, including Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals; Wave Money; Yoma’s vehicle and equipment brands VW, […]

Outdoor Channel Asia partners with M2030 for World Mosquito Day 2020

August 20th, 2020 - Outdoor Channel Asia, an M2030 partner, is helping to raise awareness for malaria this year on World Mosquito Day, which is observed annually on August 20th. For World Mosquito Day, Outdoor Channel Asia will begin airing an M2030 public service announcement during commercial breaks. The video clip will remind viewers that [...]

M2030xCOVID19 Private Sector Roundtable

July 28th, 2020 – The “M2030xCOVID19 Private Sector Roundtable” brought together leaders from leading Asian businesses and foundations in a webinar format to discuss how the private sector is contributing to malaria elimination and the fight against COVID-19. Held in partnership with the Asia Pacific Malaria Leaders Alliance and the World Economic Forum, the panel […]

Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation supports COVID-19 relief efforts in Thailand

The latest news from the M2030xCOVID19 campaign highlights several COVID-19 response projects from an M2030 partner in Thailand. The Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation, a pioneering partner of M2030, has partnered with its parent group, the DTGO Group of Companies, to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Thailand. Through a wide variety of relief projects, […]

M2030 launches “M2030 x COVID 19” campaign

M2030 is excited to announce our new “M2030 x COVID 19” campaign. The campaign works with M2030 partners to help strengthen public health systems for both malaria elimination and COVID 19 response. With the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, M2030 partners have already stepped up to help. M2030 businesses have donated health equipment and […]

Zero Malaria: Voices from Asia-Pacific – Melvyn Pun, M2030 Champion

“Success against malaria gives solutions for COVID-19”

This opinion editorial was originally published for World Malaria Day in the April 25th, 2020 edition of the Jakarta Post.   “Success against malaria gives solutions for COVID-19” By: Jonathan Tahir Today is World Malaria Day, a day when we remind ourselves of a disease that has killed more people in history than any other. […]

“Covid-19 is not the only threat to millions of lives”

This opinion editorial was originally published for World Malaria Day in the April 24th, 2020 edition of the Bangkok Post.   “Covid-19 is not the only threat to millions of lives” By: Christoph Benn & Wit Soontaranun We are experiencing the biggest threat to the fabric of our society in generations. For billions, their lives […]

“Use lessons from anti-malaria campaign to beat deadly virus”

This opinion editorial was originally published for World Malaria Day in the April 25th, 2020 edition of the Myanmar Times.   “Use lessons from anti-malaria campaign to beat deadly virus” By: Melvyn Pun and Win Win Tint COVID-19 has caused tragic loss of lives around the globe. The speed and scale at which the pandemic […]

Volkswagen Myanmar and Yoma JCB join M2030

M2030 and Yoma Strategic Holdings, Ltd. are happy to announce two new M2030 partners within the Yoma group. Volkswagen Myanmar and Yoma JCB will join Yoma’s existing M2030 partners with campaigns to raise awareness and funds for malaria elimination programs in Myanmar. The initial M2030 campaigns with Volkswagen Myanmar and Yoma JCB include donation boxes […]

Yoma Strategic Holdings contributes to fight against COVID-19

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting what M2030 partners are doing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the region last month, Yoma Strategic Holdings planned ahead to make sure Myanmar was prepared. Even before COVID-19 was identified in the country, Yoma took action to protect […]

Mayapada Group and Tahir Foundation lead response to COVID-19

This is the second in a series of posts highlighting what M2030 partners are doing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic hits Indonesia, the Tahir Foundation, an M2030 Founding Partner, along with its parent Mayapada Group of companies, are taking action to protect communities during the crisis. The Mayapada Group and […]

City Holdings takes action against COVID-19

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting what M2030 partners are doing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In the last month, COVID-19 has spread quickly around the world. The speed and scale of the pandemic’s growth caught most by surprise. As communities scrambled to respond to this unprecedented health crisis, it […]

COVID-19: Time to re-think everything we know

COVID-19 has paralyzed the world. China restricted the movement of more than 60 million people. European countries have been locked down. Markets are rattled by the uncertainty. And industries that rely on people moving around – airlines, hotels, restaurants – are in huge trouble. Scientists still debate how the pandemic will pan out. Some estimate that […]

City Mart Holding Co. Ltd. supports Myanmar Red Cross Society to eliminate malaria

Earlier this week, representatives from City Mart Holding Company, Ltd. (CMHL) visited the headquarters of the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) in Yangon to present a donation in support of MRCS malaria elimination programs. Half of the CMHL donation was generated by CMHL customers through CMHL’s ongoing M2030 campaign. The remaining half of CMHL’s donation […]

M2030 Fights Malaria at Yoma Yangon International Marathon

Over 11,000 runners participated in the 8th annual Yoma Yangon International Marathon last weekend. As one of the marathon’s official charity partners, M2030 staffed a booth at the event to raise awareness for malaria elimination. M2030 volunteers at the booth met with runners and supporters, encouraging marathon attendees to post photos from the booth as […]

M2030 Launches #SmackMalaria Challenge

M2030 is launching the #SmackMalaria challenge to raise awareness for malaria elimination. The #SmackMalaria challenge is a social media campaign inviting participants to post videos or photos of themselves “smacking malaria” in creative ways. By sharing #SmackMalaria posts on Facebook and Instagram, participants contribute to keeping malaria in the spotlight, helping to achieve M2030’s goal […]

Business leaders speak out against malaria

The recent WHO World Malaria Report demonstrated good progress in the fight against malaria in Asia. However, there are still deep pockets in many parts of our region. And, the closer we get to elimination, the harder it will become to sustain the political resolve and funding for malaria programs. As a community, we must keep the […]

M2030 Japan launched in Tokyo

On December 17 2019, leaders from business, academia and the government gathered in Tokyo to explore how Japanese partners can help end malaria by 2030. The event was hosted by Malaria No More Japan as part of their ZERO Malaria 2030 Campaign, and it served as the official launch of M2030 in Japan. Dr. Keizo [...]

Race to support the Yoma Yangon Marathon M2030 fundraising campaign

Malaria is a deadly disease that impacts hundreds of millions of people across the world. In Myanmar, more than 8.5 million people are still at high risk of the disease.  M2030 is a movement that is committed to eliminating malaria in Myanmar. The Yoma Yangon International Marathon is supporting the fight. Now we need your […]

M2030 contributes to elimination policies and plans

Malaria is a disease that knows no borders. Defeating it requires a variety of stakeholders to work together towards our common goal: the elimination of malaria in Asia by 2030. At the highest level, national governments, health organizations, and regional alliances coordinate to develop effective public health policies and programs. These policies optimise the use […]

Bringing an End to Malaria

Opinion piece published by The Bangkok Times, 21 October 2019 By Clint Coo, Chief Operating Officer M2030 Limited Do you know the deadliest animal in the world? You may guess other humans? Snakes, spiders or even some of the large predators? But, no. It’s actually the mosquito.  And out of all the many diseases that […]

Tahir Foundation Pledges $26.5 Million to Eliminate Malaria in Indonesia

Donors at the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference in Lyon, France last week pledged US $14.02 billion over the next three years to fight AIDs, tuberculosis, and malaria around the world. The donors consisted of governments, the private sector, and foundations, all united under the goal of eliminating these diseases globally by the year 2030. [...]

Why we must eliminate malaria in Myanmar

Op Ed in the Myanmar Times by Melvyn Pun and Rosalyn Morauta Malaria is said to be as old as mankind. Worldwide it has killed more people than any other disease in history. Here in Myanmar, more than 8 million people remain at high risk, and we recorded over 70,000 cases in 2018. Yet, we […]

End of malaria in sight

By Jonathan Tahir and Patrik Silborn Editorial published by The Jakarta Post 24 August 2019 This week marks World Mosquito Day. Why have a special day for the mosquito you may ask? It commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery in 1897 that female mosquitos transmit malaria between humans. It’s also a day to recall that the […]

Tahir Foundation launches new partnership to end malaria in Indonesia

Indonesia – 22nd August 2019 – In a joint partnership, the Tahir Foundation and the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) announced the launch of M2030 in Indonesia.  Started by APLMA in 2018, M2030 is a movement that brings together businesses, consumers and health organisations in a unique partnership. Corporate partners use the M2030 brand [...]

City Mart Holding Co. Ltd. Launches M2030 Campaign

City Mart Holding Co. Ltd. (CMHL) joined the M2030 movement last week by launching their own campaign to fight malaria in Myanmar. CMHL is the largest retail operator in Myanmar, with chains including City Mart Supermarkets, Ocean Supercenters, and marketplace by City Mart. To help raise awareness and funds for malaria elimination, CMHL has launched [...]

Shopee Contributes $30,000 to Eliminate Malaria

M2030 is thrilled to announce that Shopee has contributed US $30,000 to help eliminate malaria in Asia, in line with an M2030 campaign held on World Malaria Day 2019. Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and provides users with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience. Shopee’s M2030 campaign ran in Singapore, Thailand, […]

Wave Money joins M2030 in fight against malaria

Wave Money unveiled its first M2030 campaign on its WavePay customer app this week. Wave Money is Myanmar’s leading mobile financial services institution with over 5 million users in Myanmar. The WavePay app enables Wave Money customers to transfer money securely and quickly via mobile phones. Wave Money’s M2030 campaign reaches all users who log […]

New M2030 Partners in Myanmar

KFC, Auntie Anne’s, and Little Sheep Hot Pot join M2030 Customers at some of Myanmar’s most popular new restaurants now have the opportunity to support M2030 and malaria elimination with every visit. Yoma Strategic Holdings recently announced the expansion of its partnership with M2030 to include three major Myanmar restaurant chains under its ownership — […]

Outdoor Channel Asia and M2030 reach consumers across Asia

Outdoor Channel Asia is supporting the fight against malaria in Asia by reaching out to its viewers in more than 16 countries across the region. The network has recently placed a short M2030 clip into regular rotation during its programming breaks. The clip explains how consumers and businesses are joining forces to defeat malaria in […]

Shopee unveils second phase of its partnership with M2030

VIETNAM, 25 APRIL 2019 — Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, moves into the second phase of its partnership with M2030, a brand created by Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA),[1] and supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.[2] M2030 brings consumers and companies together in a mission to end […]

Global Business Leaders join forces to end malaria in Asia-Pacific

BANGKOK, 25 APRIL 2019 – Today, the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the World Economic Forum  announced the M2030 Champions Council. Consisting of CEOs and Presidents from some of the most far-reaching businesses in Asia-Pacific, as well as leaders from the public sector and civil society, the Council will drive corporate leadership to eliminate […]

New Holland Myanmar launches M2030 campaign

New Holland tractors are helping Myanmar farmers fight malaria through an innovative new partnership with M2030. The campaign launched last month in 14 New Holland showrooms in 10 cities across the country. Each New Holland showroom is raising awareness about malaria by displaying M2030 posters and brochures. They are also raising funds through M2030 donation […]

M2030 partners with Myanmar Red Cross Society

We are honored to announce our newest partnership between M2030 and the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS).  MRCS is one of the country’s leading humanitarian organization, working tirelessly to develop safe and resilient communities amongst the country’s most vulnerable populations. We are excited to be working with this prestigious organization in the fight to eliminate [...]

British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar joins the fight against malaria

M2030 is excited to announce our latest partner, the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar. The British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar is a non-profit membership organization that promotes, supports and represents business interests within Myanmar.  Holding membership with over 200 businesses and entrepreneurs across the country, the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar strives to help M2030 […]

Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals launch M2030 campaign

Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals (PHSH) have launched an M2030 awareness and fundraising campaign directly supporting malaria elimination in Myanmar. Flyers and posters displayed in PHSH hospitals and clinics are educating patients and visitors about malaria elimination efforts in the country. Front-line staff are wearing M2030 badges to increase awareness of the goal of eliminating malaria […]

Shopee raises awareness on Malaria across Asia

Shopee, one of M2030’s pioneer partners, launched two regional educational campaigns to raise awareness of the prevalence of Malaria in Asia. The campaigns, held across multiple markets in the lead up to World Mosquito Day, were able to reach out to millions of users across the region. The campaign was featured across corporate homepages and […]

Dentsu Aegis Network takes on M2030

“Just imagine that you could borrow cutting edge resources and know-how from world leaders in modern marketing and focus them on positioning and accelerating a new malaria elimination initiative. That's exactly what happened when the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) teamed up with the region’s most innovative digital marketing and communications firms to launch [...]

M2030 represented at the World Economic Forum on Asean

At the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, that took place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on September 12, a press release and press conference highlighted M2030. Serge Pun, Chairman and founder of Chairman Yoma Strategic Holdings, highlighted that “alongside our Yoma Group partners Wave Money and Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals we are spearheading the M2030 […]

Yoma Launch

Yoma Strategic Holdings is set to lead the charge for the private sector to raise awareness for malaria elimination in Myanmar. Melvyn Pun, CEO, Yoma Strategic will spearhead the private sector engagement for M2030, a regional movement that aims to accelerate progress against malaria and eliminate the disease in the region by 2030.

World Malaria Day

Leading Asia Pacific corporations launch consumer-powered movement to end malaria on World Malaria Day A number of Asia’s leading companies and foundations have launched M2030 – focusing the power of millions of consumers on beating the world’s deadliest disease.   London, 25 April 2018. A new collaboration has been unveiled today on World Malaria Day[1] that will raise […]

APLMA and DTFF team up to end malaria in Thailand

New public-private partnership will tackle rising threat from drug-resistant strains. Bangkok, 7thMay 2018 – The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and DT Families Foundation signed an agreement that will make a tangible difference to eliminating malaria for good in Thailand. Malaria was once the biggest killer of mankind and remains an entrenched global health challenge. […]