18 March 2014 – More than half the world’s population is at risk of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis and yellow fever, and about a million people lose their lives every year. WHO's 2014 World Health Day campaign seeks to raise awareness about the threat posed by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and freshwater snails, and urges families and communities to take action to protect themselves. Resources, including a global brief, infographics, posters and factsheets, are available on the global campaign website.
28 March 2014 – Malaria endemic countries are in the process of developing concept notes under the new funding model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. To provide guidance to National Malaria Control Programmes, WHO has issued a policy brief summarizing all recommended policies and strategies that countries should take into account.
14 March 2014 – The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee met on 12–14 March to consider updates from the Technical Expert Group on vector control, the Evidence Review Group on diagnostic testing in low transmission settings and several other expert groups. The Committee provided feedback on the draft Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2025, which is scheduled to be presented to the World Health Assembly in May 2015. The agenda also included an update on the RTS,S vaccine candidate and the process for updating the malaria treatment guidelines. Background documentation is being added to the MPAC section of this website.