4 December 2013 – WHO has released the second edition of the training manual Epidemiological approach for malaria control. The manual, comprised of a guide for tutors and a guide for participants, has been developed to support health professionals in the planning, implementation and evaluation of malaria control activities. Its publication follows the recent release of two other training modules: one on malaria case management, and one on entomology and vector control.
21 November 2013 – WHO has released a new report entitled WHO informal consultation on fever management in peripheral health care settings: A global review of evidence and practice. The report is the result of a technical consultation held in January 2013 by the WHO Global Malaria Programme and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. It reviews evidence and operational experiences regarding the correct management of febrile illnesses in primary health care facilities and at the community level, and considers existing WHO guidance and research priorities.
14 November 2013 – The updated Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap represents the result of a review process facilitated by WHO, which worked with the Malaria Vaccine Funders Group to update the 2006 roadmap’s vision and strategic goals. The roadmap forms a strategic framework that underpins the activities of the global malaria vaccine research and development community. The updated document maintains the original goal of having a licensed vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum malaria by 2015, and sets a new goal of having a second generation of malaria vaccines licensed by 2030.