11 July 2014 – A web consultation has been launched to solicit comments from members of the global health community on the post-2015 WHO global technical strategy on malaria. The strategy has been developed under the guidance of a steering committee of leading malaria experts and an earlier version has been discussed at seven regional consultations. Comments and inputs received from national malaria control programmes and key partners have been considered. The open web consultation now allows consultation participants, other partner institutions, NGOs and interested members of the public to engage with the process. It will be open until 15 August 2014.
4 July 2014 – There are four main sets of global goals and targets for 2015: the Millennium Development Goal 6; the Abuja targets set by the African Union; targets set through the World Health Assembly; and goals set by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership through the Global Malaria Action Plan. Progress towards these goals is summarized each year in the World Malaria Report, which provides a comprehensive assessment of trends in programme financing, intervention coverage and malaria cases and deaths. An overview is also available in WHO’s most recent progress report for the UN General Assembly.
Regional consultations conclude on new global malaria strategy
23 June 2014 – WHO has completed a series of seven regional consultations on the new global technical strategy for malaria control and elimination. The last consultation was held in the Western Pacific Region on 10–11 June, with the participation of national malaria programme managers from nine endemic countries, as well as representatives of donors, partner organizations, members of the Steering Group for the strategy, and WHO experts. The consultation was opened by Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.