Malaria

In focus: Training courses on malaria

16 October 2014 – The Global Malaria Programme regularly runs and facilitates training courses on malaria control and elimination. Funding has been provided by the Russian Federation and the programme is being implemented in collaboration with WHO Regional Offices, the Martzinovski Institute of Medical Parasitology and Tropical Medicine in Moscow, and other partner institutions in Russia. The latest international training course – for lusophone countries in the WHO African Region – has just ended in Maputo, Mozambique.

New publication: Updating the malaria microscopy quality assurance manual

Bonnie Gillespie /Courtesy of Photoshare

9 October 2014 – This meeting report summarizes the main conclusions of a technical consultation held in March 2014 to review and update the WHO Malaria microscopy quality assurance manual. Published in 2009, the manual was designed to help managers of national malaria programmes and laboratory services to develop and maintain comprehensive and sustainable quality assurance programmes. All the presentations given by participants have been uploaded to this website, and are also linked within the report.

SEARO Health Ministers adopt declaration on vector-borne diseases

Her Excellency, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan and WHO South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh
WHO/SEARO

16 September 2014 – Ministers of Health in the WHO South-East Asia Region adopted the Dhaka Declaration on Vector-borne Diseases on 9 September, pledging to intensify vector control efforts and strengthen the overall capacity of health systems to respond to these threats. The ministers emphasized the need to improve surveillance systems, apply a “health in all policies” approach, and mobilize adequate financial and human resources to accelerate the regional effort. They also called for a ban on the use of oral artemisinin-based monotherapies for the treatment of P. falciparum malaria.

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Latest news

17 October 2014 – Guidance note on the control of residual malaria transmission

In line with the MPAC’s recommendations, WHO has issued a guidance note on the management of residual malaria transmission. The document assesses the need for new strategies, and proposes approaches to accelerate the availability and uptake of new tools.

17 October 2014 – Training module on case management available in Portuguese

Both manuals of the training package on malaria case management – the guide for participants and the guide for tutors – are now available in Portuguese, and can be downloaded from this website.

26 September 2014 – Documentation from sixth MPAC meeting available

The MPAC held its latest meeting on 10-12 September. All documentation, including pre-reads and presentations, can be found on the MPAC meetings page. The meeting report will be published in the Malaria Journal within two months.

25 September 2014 – Malaria surveillance manuals available in French

The manuals entitled Disease surveillance for malaria control and Disease surveillance for malaria elimination have been translated to French and will be disseminated to national malaria programmes in Francophone countries.

18 September 2014 – Improving access to malaria services for mobile migrant populations in the Greater Mekong Subregion

This report, provided by the ERAR regional hub in Cambodia, summarizes the conclusions of a consultation held in May 2014 to address issues related to increased mobility in the context of malaria elimination and artemisinin resistance.

World Malaria Report 2013

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

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