4 February 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 Portuguese and can be downloaded from this website.
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.