20 October 2015 – Experts from the Global Malaria Programme held a symposium on strategy and policy updates at the 64th Annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia, USA.
30 September 2015 – The MPAC held its last meeting on 16–18 September. All documentation can be found on the MPAC meetings page. The full meeting report will be published in the Malaria Journal within two months.
6 October 2015 –The Global Malaria Programme is seeking an experienced communications professional to support its
internal and external communications work. The deadline for applications is 18 October.
30 September 2015 – A new update is available on the status of artemisinin resistance in affected countries. The update also summarizes WHO's current policy and treatment recommendations, and highlights areas of concern.
27 August 2015 – This new section provides guidance for organizations and individuals considering the use of RDTs, as well as for malaria control programmes, health services and test kit manufacturers.
25 August 2015 – The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership is to restructure to meet the new challenges posed in the post-2015 era The governing board has recommended disbanding the current RBM secretariat hosted by WHO in Geneva.
4 August 2015 – The 10th and final report in the elimination case studies series, produced jointly by WHO and the Global Health Group, focuses on Tunisia's successful elimination of malaria. The report is also available in French.
31 July 2015 – WHO is inviting proposals for the provision of technical support towards the sustainable handover of Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) 2015 projects to related ministries of health. The deadline to submit an intention to bid is 10 August.
29 July 2015 – The technical brief covers several key strategic areas aimed at controlling and eliminating P. vivax including diagnostic testing and treatment, G6PD deficiency and radical cure with primaquine, and surveillance.
26 June 2015 – The indoor residual spraying manual has been updated to reflect the latest WHO recommendations. The document is recommended for national malaria control programmes and technical partners working on IRS programmes.
22 May 2015 – WHO has released the Strategy for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong subregion (2015–2030). The document was drafted under the aegis of the Regional Hub for the Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in coordination with countries and regional partners.
20 May 2015 – The World Health Assembly has adopted a new global technical strategy for malaria, setting ambitious goals and targets for the next 15 years. By adopting this strategy, Member States have set the target of reducing global malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90% by 2030.
12 May 2015 – WHO is looking to recruit a malaria specialist for its office in Papua New Guinea, the country with the highest malaria burden in the WHO Region for the Western Pacific. The deadline for applications was 29 May.
28 April 2015 – The 2015 awards will recognize initiatives that have contributed to the achievement of MDG targets, including those related to malaria. Nominations can be submitted until 22 June and winners will be announced on Malaria Day in the Americas (6 November).
22 April 2015 – The updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria, and on the use of medicines to prevent malaria in high-risk groups.
21 April 2015 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently calling for applications from malaria experts to be considered for membership on the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee. The call for applications closed on 31 May.
20 April 2015 – The second edition of the Basic malaria microscopy package is available in Spanish. Divided into a learner's guide and a tutor's guide, the package provides all that is needed to conduct a complete training course.
8 April 2015 – The WHO Rapid Access Expansion programme, which supports ministries of health in sub-Saharan Africa to scale up a package of health interventions for child survival, held its first international policy meeting on 9–13 February 2015 in Lilongwe, Malawi.
27 March 2015 – The ninth case study in the malaria elimination series focuses on Bhutan's progress in driving down transmission. It was released at the latest meeting of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) in Hoi An, Viet Nam on 26 March.
26 March 2015 – Eight countries are yet to take regulatory action against the marketing of oral artemisinin-based monotherapies. At least 25 pharmaceutical companies, mostly in India, continue to market these non-recommended products.
12 March 2015 – The MPAC held its latest meeting on 5–7 March. All documentation, including pre-reads and presentations, can be found on the MPAC meetings page. The meeting report will be published in the Malaria Journal within two months.
10 March 2015 – The report on the September 2014 Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting is now available. The report and all related documentation can be consulted on the dedicated MPAC meetings page.
5 March 2015 – The second edition of the Basic malaria microscopy package is available in French in the WHO online bookstore. Divided into a learner's guide and a tutor's guide, the package provides all that is needed to conduct a complete training course.
3 March 2015 – Both manuals of the training package on epidemiological approach for malaria control – the guide for participants and the guide for tutors – are now available in French and Portuguese and can be downloaded from this website.
27 February 2015 – This WHOPES report is based on the results of textile testing of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) conducted by WHO. The outcomes will be used to adjust WHO specifications and improve quality standards for LLINs.
24 February 2015 – WHO has recently embarked on the development of a regional malaria elimination strategy. The document is being drafted under the aegis of the Regional Hub for the Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance, and will be put online for public consultation soon.
12 February 2015 – On 11–12 February, representatives of countries and partners gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the first major technical consultation on the ongoing emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion since the launch of the programme in April 2013.
27 January 2015 – On 26 January, the WHO Executive Board considered the draft global technical strategy for malaria (2016-2030) and recommended its submission to the World Health Assembly. The document is available in all six official languages.
27 January 2015 – This policy brief provides background on the WHO recommendation to use primaquine as single-dose gametocytocide in P. falciparum malaria, summarizing the latest evidence, expected benefits and considerations for programmatic implementation.
26 January 2015 – Prepared by the WHO Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Department, this document provides guidance to vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies on WHO’s preferred product characteristics for malaria vaccines.
22 January 2015 – Experts from the WHO Global Malaria Programme travelled to Sierra Leone to help prepare a preliminary assessment on two recent mass drug administration campaigns for malaria, which sought to reduce the number of fever cases that might be mistaken for Ebola.
18 January 2015 – The draft global technical strategy for malaria (2016-2030) will be discussed by the WHO Executive Board during the last week of January. The draft document is now available in all six official languages.