13 February 2014 – Next month, the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee will review evidence and draft guidance documents on the prioritization of vector control interventions in resource-constrained settings, on combining indoor residual spraying with long-lasting insecticidal nets, and on diagnostic testing in low transmission settings. The Committee will also discuss the draft Global Technical Strategy for Malaria Control and Elimination 2016-2025 and receive updates from experts on the RTS,S vaccine candidate, the process for updating the malaria treatment guidelines and many other topics.
Online survey on the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria
30 January 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is undertaking a rapid online survey on the current edition of the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. The main objective is to learn more about the day-to-day experience of end-users – especially malaria programme managers, public health professionals and clinicians – and to assess user satisfaction regarding comprehensiveness and format. The results will feed into an ongoing review process and help to improve the content and structure of the upcoming third edition. The survey closed on 14 February 2014.
30 January 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is coordinating the development of a Global Technical Strategy for Malaria Control and Elimination for the 2016-2025 period. The strategy will bring together current policy recommendations in a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy for WHO Member States, and will articulate the vision and goals for the next ten years. The consultation process is being led by a Steering Committee of prominent malaria experts, scientists and representatives from endemic countries. All related information is now available in a dedicated web section.