New WHO guidance on elimination (homepage illustration)

New publication: framework for elimination

24 March 2017 – This new WHO policy guidance provides countries with a set of tools and strategies for achieving and maintaining malaria elimination. The guidance recognizes that malaria transmission represents a continuum; programme actions are highlighted across the spectrum of transmission intensity, from high to very low. The framework includes a streamlined process for WHO certification of malaria elimination and clarifies the threshold for reestablishment of transmission.

MPAC meeting - Kevin Marsh (Chair), Pedro ALonso (GMP director) and Hoda Atta (EMRO Coordinator for HIV, TB, Malaria and Tropical Diseases)

Next MPAC meeting to convene on 22–24 March

15 March 2017 – Members of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) will convene in Geneva, Switzerland, on 22–24 March.The agenda includes, among other topics, updates on the RTS,S malaria vaccine, malaria-eliminating countries and HRP2/HRP3 deletions​. The Committee will also review an Operational manual on surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and an Operational manual on mass drug administration.

Mark Henley/ WHO 2016

Global health experts define malaria work packages

28 February 2017 – Members of the WHO Strategic advisory group (SAG) on malaria eradication recently convened in Geneva to review and define a set of work streams for the next 2-year period. The proposed scope of work is cross-cutting and spans a breadth of domains: biological, technical, financial, socio-economic, political and environmental.

KEMRI/CDC research institute, insectaries outside Kisumu, Kenya.

WHO Executive Board requests resolution on a comprehensive approach to global vector control

3 February 2017 – The WHO Executive Board recently reviewed the proposed Global vector control response 2017–2030. In view of Member States’ strong support for the proposed plan, the Board requested that the WHO Secretariat, in collaboration with interested Member States, prepare a resolution for consideration by all 192 Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017.

Sven Torfinn/WHO 2016
2016 highlights in the global malaria fight

2016 highlights in the global malaria fight

This end-of-year video spotlights key developments in the global response to malaria in 2016. It highlights the launch of a new malaria strategy in India, elimination in the European Region, and elimination certification in Sri Lanka. Other topics include the pilot deployment of the world’s first malaria vaccine and the convening of a new WHO advisory group on malaria eradication.


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212 millionmalaria cases worldwide in 2015

Progress report


21%global decrease in malaria incidence between 2010 and 2015

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29%decrease in global malaria mortality rates between 2010 and 2015

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Latest guidance

Global Fund – funding proposal development

Global Fund – funding proposal development – WHO policy brief 2016

This policy brief summarizes all malaria-related policies and interventions currently recommended by WHO. It aims to help countries develop funding proposals for the Global Fund and other donors.

World Malaria Day 2017

World Malaria Day 2017 (Kenya)
Sven Torfinn/ WHO 2016

World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

Other recent publications

World Malaria Report

WMR 2016

The World Malaria Report, released each year in December, is WHO’s flagship malaria publication. It contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

Global Technical Strategy

GTS/ SDGs - timeline

The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 calls for a reduction in global malaria incidence and mortality rates of at least 90% by 2030. It shares the same timeline as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Policy Advisory Committee

MPAC meeting - September 2016
Mark Henley/ WHO 2016

The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee provides independent strategic advice to WHO on all policy areas relating to malaria control and elimination.

Call for applications for MPAC membership

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is accepting applications from malaria experts to be considered for membership on the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee.

More on malaria

Female anopheles mosquito malaria vector.
Sven Torfinn/ WHO 2016

Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. P. falciparum is the most prevalent malaria parasite in Africa and responsible for most malaria deaths globally. P. vivax is the dominant parasite outside of sub-Saharan Africa.


This end-of-year video spotlights key developments in the global response to malaria in 2016.

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