11 December 2013 – WHO launched the latest World Malaria Report on 11 December at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report summarizes information received from malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2012 report. It highlights the progress made towards global malaria targets set for 2015, and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination.
4 December 2013 – WHO has released the second edition of the training manual Epidemiological approach for malaria control. The manual, comprised of a guide for tutors and a guide for participants, has been developed to support health professionals in the planning, implementation and evaluation of malaria control activities. Its publication follows the recent release of two other training modules: one on malaria case management, and one on entomology and vector control.
21 November 2013 – WHO has released a new report entitled WHO informal consultation on fever management in peripheral health care settings: A global review of evidence and practice. The report is the result of a technical consultation held in January 2013 by the WHO Global Malaria Programme and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. It reviews evidence and operational experiences regarding the correct management of febrile illnesses in primary health care facilities and at the community level, and considers existing WHO guidance and research priorities.