The GEMS Program: Greater Mekong Subregion Elimination of Malaria through Surveillance


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In 2016, PSI launched GMS Elimination of Malaria through Surveillance – GEMS; a four-year program supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. GEMS is working with the NMCPs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam to strengthen case management and surveillance in the private sector to accelerate malaria elimination. GEMS brings together PSI’s longstanding experience with the private sector in the region, malaria programming across the globe, as well as cutting edge technological tools, a solid logistics infrastructure, strategic partnerships, and new thinking in disease surveillance. The program has five core elements around which the strategy is built: mapping, provider training and supervision, ensuring secure supply chains, surveillance and active case detection. Technological tools are being adapted and developed to support these key activities. GEMS will also contribute to regional molecular surveillance efforts, and continuously document and share the program’s data and learning.

This project brief describes each component of GEMS project in detail. For the most up to date information, please visit