Global Malaria Programme at ASTMH
30 October 2014 – Experts from the Global Malaria Programme will attend the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans, United States of America. The department will hold two symposia: one on the draft global technical strategy for malaria and GMAP 2, jointly with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and one on quantifying the impacts of insecticide resistance, jointly with partners. The department’s new director, Dr Pedro L. Alonso, will be speaking at the first symposium, and at two additional events. WHO malaria experts will also participate in a poster session on malaria RDTs.
16 October 2014 – The Global Malaria Programme regularly runs and facilitates training courses on malaria control and elimination. Funding has been provided by the Russian Federation and the programme is being implemented in collaboration with WHO Regional Offices, the Martzinovski Institute of Medical Parasitology and Tropical Medicine in Moscow, and other partner institutions in Russia. The latest international training course – for lusophone countries in the WHO African Region – has just ended in Maputo, Mozambique.
9 October 2014 – This meeting report summarizes the main conclusions of a technical consultation held in March 2014 to review and update the WHO Malaria microscopy quality assurance manual. Published in 2009, the manual was designed to help managers of national malaria programmes and laboratory services to develop and maintain comprehensive and sustainable quality assurance programmes. All the presentations given by participants have been uploaded to this website, and are also linked within the report.