22 April 2015 – WHO is working with countries and partners on developing a regional malaria elimination strategy for the Greater Mekong subregion. The draft strategy is now available for public consultation. Please send your comments by 29 April.
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. Applications should be submitted by 31 May 2015.
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.