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Malaria Policy Advisory Committee: survey on stakeholder perceptions

16 April 2014 – A stakeholder survey has been launched to gather input from Member States and the global malaria community on perceptions about the MPAC. The survey will be open until 9 May.

Updated factsheet on artemisinin resistance

8 April 2014 – Parasite resistance to artemisinin has been detected in five countries in South-East Asia. Our updated factsheet explains what this means for global efforts to control and eliminate malaria, and why it deserves global attention.

Fifth Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting concludes

14 March 2014 – All documentation related to this meeting, including the MPAC’s recommendations, can be consulted on the MPAC homepage. The report of the meeting will be published in the Malaria Journal within two months.

World Malaria Day: 25 April 2014

10 March 2014 – World Malaria Day was instituted by WHO Member States during the World Health Assembly of 2007. It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria control and elimination. The theme of the global three-year campaign is “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.”

Vacancy announcement: Communications consultant

27 February 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is looking for a communications consultant to support the work of the Rapid Access Expansion 2015 programme. The deadline to submit applications is 14 March 2014.

Updated policy brief on IPTp implementation

13 February 2014 – The policy brief offering guidance on IPTp implementation has been updated to reflect the latest recommendations of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee.

New update on artemisinin resistance

4 February 2014 – 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.

Acting Director at the WHO Global Malaria Programme

1 February 2014 – Dr John Reeder has been appointed as Acting Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme until a successor is found to replace Dr Robert Newman. After leading the department for four and a half years, Dr Newman has moved to the GAVI Alliance.

New web section: Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2025

30 January 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is coordinating the development of a Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2025 period. All related information is available in a dedicated web section.

Online survey on the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria

30 January 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme conducted a rapid online survey on the current edition of the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. The results will feed into an ongoing review process and help to improve the content and structure of the upcoming third edition.

Next Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting

24 January 2014 – The next MPAC meeting will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 12 to 14 March 2014. MPAC meetings are held in open session; anyone from the global malaria community is welcome to attend, provided they register in advance.

New web section: Emergency response to artemisinin resistance

14 January 2014 – In April 2013, WHO launched an emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion. A regional hub has been set up, with a network of experts deployed to affected countries. All related information is now available in a dedicated section.

Call for members: Technical Expert Group on Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation

9 January 2014 – A new technical expert group is being constituted to support the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC). The deadline to submit applications is 26 January 2014.

Call for expressions of interest for Round 6 of the WHO Malaria RDT Product Testing Programme

7 January 2014 – WHO is calling for expressions of interest for Round 6 of the WHO Malaria Product Testing Programme, due to begin in May 2014. The deadline for submissions is 7 February 2014.

World Malaria Report 2013

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

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