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.

In focus: Training courses on malaria

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.

New publication: Updating the malaria microscopy quality assurance manual

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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.


Latest news

17 October 2014 – Guidance note on the control of residual malaria transmission

In line with the MPAC’s recommendations, WHO has issued a guidance note on the management of residual malaria transmission. The document assesses the need for new strategies, and proposes approaches to accelerate the availability and uptake of new tools.

17 October 2014 – Training module on case management available in Portuguese

Both manuals of the training package on malaria case management – the guide for participants and the guide for tutors – are now available in Portuguese, and can be downloaded from this website.

15 October 2014 – Dr Pedro L. Alonso takes up position of Director

Dr Pedro L. Alonso has joined WHO as the new Director of the Global Malaria Programme. Dr Alonso was previously Director of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and Professor of Global Health at the University of Barcelona.

26 September 2014 – Documentation from sixth MPAC meeting available

The MPAC held its latest meeting on 10-12 September. 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.

25 September 2014 – Malaria surveillance manuals available in French

The manuals entitled Disease surveillance for malaria control and Disease surveillance for malaria elimination have been translated to French and will be disseminated to national malaria programmes in Francophone countries.

World Malaria Report 2013

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

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