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.
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.
16 December 2016 – In his bi-annual letter to partners, Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the Global Malaria Programme, reflects on the following topics: the launch of World Malaria Report 2016, the RTS,S malaria vaccine programme, the new report Eliminating malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion, a 5-year WHO investigation on long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), malaria elimination in Sri Lanka, new regional malaria frameworks, the inaugural meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group on malaria eradication and the tenth meeting of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee.
13 December 2016 – Our latest report spotlights progress in the scale-up of key malaria-fighting tools for the most vulnerable populations: children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. But in many countries, substantial gaps in programme coverage remain. Funding shortfalls and fragile health systems are undermining overall progress, jeopardizing the attainment of global targets.
25 November 2016 – Since 2012, countries across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have reported a sharp decline in malaria cases and deaths. But the spread of antimalarial drug resistance threatens to undermine these gains. A new report from WHO offers a set of tried-and-tested approaches that can help GMS countries end transmission of this deadly disease. The report was released this week at a malaria partners’ forum in Cambodia.
Areas of work
- Diagnostic testing
- Drug resistance and response
- Entomology and vector control
- Malaria elimination
- High-risk groups
- Malaria vaccine development
- Preventive therapies
Fact sheets and Q&As
- WHO fact sheet on malaria
- Q&A on malaria vaccine RTS,S
- Q&A on insecticide resistance
- Q&A on artemisinin resistance
Global Fund – funding proposal development
- Test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes (Second edition)
Testing for G6PD deficiency for safe use of primaquine in radical cure of P. vivax and P. ovale
False-negative RDT results and implications of new reports of P. falciparum HRP 2/3 gene deletions
World Malaria Report
Global Technical Strategy
Call for applications for the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee
Call for nominations of experts to serve on a WHO Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) on new tools
Five-year WHO investigation shows that LLINs remain a highly effective tool in the malaria fight
The WHO Global Malaria Programme at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Global vector control response online consultation
Call for expressions of interest for Round 8 of the WHO Malaria RDT Product Testing Programme
New WHO advisory group tackles key questions on malaria eradication
Other recent publications
Implications of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control
Update on artemisinin and ACT resistance
- Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting report (September 2016)
WHO malaria terminology
Eliminating malaria in the GMS
Policy Advisory Committee
Registration for the next MPAC meeting
The meeting will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 22–24 March 2017. The first two days of the meeting are open to technical partners but advance registration is required.
More on malaria
This end-of-year video spotlights key developments in the global response to malaria in 2016.