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Call for applications: Technical Expert Group on Malaria Chemotherapy

6 June 2017 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently calling for applications for membership on the Technical Expert Group on Malaria Chemotherapy.

Call for applications: Malaria Elimination Certification Panel

6 June 2017 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently calling for applications for membership on the Malaria Elimination Certification Panel.

Malaria eradication on the agenda at the 141st WHO Executive Board meeting

2 June 2017 – Meeting on 1 June members of the WHO Executive Board expressed appreciation for the creation of the Strategic advisory group for malaria eradication.

South-East Asia accelerating efforts to eliminate malaria across the region

2 June 2017 – Health ministers from the South-East Asia Region and development partners gathered last week in Geneva to celebrate the achievement of malaria elimination in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

New vector control response seen as game-changer

2 June 2017 – At its Seventieth session, the World Health Assembly unanimously welcomed the Global Vector Control Response 2017–2030 . A commentary was also published in the Lancet to mark the event.

Request for proposals: evaluation of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 pilot implementation

18 May 2017 – WHO has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) to undertake a robust evaluation of the pilot implementation of the malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01.

Health experts call for new tools to tackle vector-borne diseases

12 May 2017 – At a two-day meeting in Madrid co-hosted by Unitaid, WHO and ISGlobal, international health experts addressed the challenges posed by vector-borne diseases and explored new ways to respond to them.

WHO statements for World Malaria Day 2017

25 April 2017 – This year, WHO is shining a spotlight on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually. A number of events were organized to mark the occasion.

WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

24 April 2017 – At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine programme

24 April 2017 – The WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced the names of the three countries participating in the WHO-led pilot programme for the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine.

Call for applications: Technical Expert Group on Malaria Vector Control

13 April 2017 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently calling for applications from malaria experts for membership on the Technical Expert Group on Malaria Vector Control.

Getting to zero: WHO holds global forum to accelerate malaria elimination progress

31 March 2017 – Senior representatives from national malaria control programmes around the world recently gathered in Geneva to share knowledge and best practices towards a common goal: “Getting to zero” by the year 2020.

WHO releases new guidance on elimination

24 March 2017 – WHO has published new policy guidance on malaria elimination. It provides countries with a set of tools and strategies for achieving and maintaining elimination, regardless of where they lie across the spectrum of malaria transmission.

Call for applications for membership on the Technical Expert Group on drug resistance and response

16 March 2017 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is accepting applications from malaria experts to be considered for membership on the Technical Expert Group on drug efficacy and response.

Next MPAC meeting to convene on 22–24 March

15 March 2017 – Members of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) will convene on 22–24 March.The agenda includes, among other topics, updates on the RTS,S malaria vaccine, malaria-eliminating countries and HRP2/HRP3 deletions​.

Global health experts define malaria work packages

28 February 2017 – Members of the WHO Strategic advisory group (SAG) on malaria eradication recently convened in Geneva to review and define a set of work streams for the next 2-year period.

Call for applications for the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee

17 February 2017 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is accepting applications from malaria experts to be considered for membership on the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC).

WHO Executive Board requests global vector control resolution

3 February 2017 – The WHO Executive Board requested that a resolution on a comprehensive approach to global vector control be prepared for consideration by all 192 Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017.

Call for nominations to serve on the WHO Vector Control Advisory Group on new tools

2 February 2017 – WHO is seeking nominations for scientific, operational and policy experts to support the work of the Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) on new vector control tools.

2016 highlights in the global malaria fight

This end-of-year video spotlights key developments in the global response to malaria in 2016.

World Malaria Report 2016

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

The strategy aims to reduce global malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90% by 2030.

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