Malaria

Malaria Policy Advisory Committee

MPAC meeting, March 2013
Pierre Albouy/ WHO

The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) was established in 2011 to provide independent strategic advice to WHO on developing policy recommendations on malaria control and elimination. The MPAC brings together some of the world’s foremost experts on malaria, and convenes twice a year in Geneva. The Committee is supported by Technical Expert Groups and Evidence Review Groups, whose work focuses on specific thematic areas.

The next meeting will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 4–6 March 2015.

MPAC guidance

MPAC recommendations

New or updated WHO guidance, issued in line with MPAC recommendations.

MPAC meeting reports

A detailed summary of each meeting. Also published in the Malaria Journal.

Meetings and documentation

Presentations and expert groups reports from all MPAC meetings.

Background documents

Background

Background information and key documents on the MPAC.

Membership

Selection, role and responsibilities of members.

MPAC members

Biographies of current MPAC members.

Operational procedures

More information on procedures and observership.

MPAC expert groups


Evidence Review Groups

Evidence Review Groups (ERGs) are convened for a limited period to review a specific area of work and provide evidence-based options for recommendations.

Technical Expert Groups

Four standing Technical Expert Groups (TEGs), a Joint Technical Expert Group (JTEG) on malaria vaccines entering pivotal phase 3 trials and a Vector Control Advisory group (VCAG) on new tools currently operate under the auspices of the MPAC.

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The GMP electronic newsletter provides regular updates on MPAC meetings and recommendations.

Suggestions?

MPAC welcomes agenda suggestions and feedback through mpacgmp@who.int – If appropriate, the relevant TEG or ERG will review the evidence before the subject is discussed in open session.