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Request for expressions of interest

18 April 2018 – WHO is leading a pilot implementation of the RTS,S malaria vaccine in 3 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Kenya and Malawi). WHO is inviting vendors to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for monitoring the Malaria Vaccine Programme Evaluation (MVPE).

Eighth meeting of the Vector Control Advisory Group

14 April 2018 – The next meeting of the Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) will take place in Geneva on 14-16 May 2018.

Pyrethroid-PBO nets appear to provide improved protection against malaria in areas with high resistance

12 April 2018 – According to new research published today in The Lancet , anew class of bed net that includes the chemical PBO has been shown to significantly reduce malaria infection in children at one site in Tanzania.

Results published from 5-year WHO study showing nets protect despite resistance

10 April 2018 – Full results from a large WHO-coordinated study in Benin, Cameroon, India, Kenya and Sudan have now been released. Co-authors of the study, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, urge that LLIN use be continued.

Seventh MIM pan African malaria conference

26 March 2018 – Several experts from the Global Malaria Programme will be attending the conference on 15–20 April 2018. The department will hold symposia on surveillance and elimination, access to malaria care through iCCM, the RTS,S malaria vaccine, and universal access to malaria interventions.

India drives down malaria in its highest burden state

15 March 2018 – This photo story illustrates Odisha's efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria. A related feature story provides additional background on India's fight against malaria in Odisha and other tribal states.

Request for proposals

13 March 2018 – WHO has published a Request for Proposals for determining mutations in dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) and dihydropteroate synthase genes (dhps) for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance as part of the TIPTOP project.

Remote Nigeria communities welcome child health programme

1 February 2018 – In Nigeria’s Niger State, the WHO Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) programme supports the training of community health workers to cure children under 5 years of age from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

Launch of new World malaria report app

26 January 2018 – For the first time, WHO has made all data from the World malaria report available through a mobile application.

World malaria report 2017

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

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

The strategy aims to reduce global malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90% by 2030.

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