8 April 2014 – Parasite resistance to artemisinin has been detected in five countries in South-East Asia. Our updated factsheet explains what this means for global efforts to control and eliminate malaria, and why it deserves global attention.
14 March 2014 – All documentation related to this meeting, including the MPAC’s recommendations, can be consulted on the MPAC homepage. The report of the meeting will be published in the Malaria Journal within two months.
10 March 2014 – World Malaria Day was instituted by WHO Member States during the World Health Assembly of 2007. It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria control and elimination. The theme of the global three-year campaign is “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.”
Vacancy announcement: Communications consultant
27 February 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is looking for a communications consultant to support the work of the Rapid Access Expansion 2015 programme. The deadline to submit applications is 14 March 2014.
4 February 2014 – A new update is available on the status of artemisinin resistance in affected countries. The update also summarizes WHO’s current policy and treatment recommendations, and highlights areas of concern.
1 February 2014 – Dr John Reeder has been appointed as Acting Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme until a successor is found to replace Dr Robert Newman. After leading the department for four and a half years, Dr Newman has moved to the GAVI Alliance.
30 January 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme is coordinating the development of a Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2025 period. All related information is available in a dedicated web section.
30 January 2014 – The WHO Global Malaria Programme conducted a rapid online survey on the current edition of the Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. The results will feed into an ongoing review process and help to improve the content and structure of the upcoming third edition.
24 January 2014 – The next MPAC meeting will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 12 to 14 March 2014. MPAC meetings are held in open session; anyone from the global malaria community is welcome to attend, provided they register in advance.
14 January 2014 – In April 2013, WHO launched an emergency response to artemisinin resistance in the Greater Mekong subregion. A regional hub has been set up, with a network of experts deployed to affected countries. All related information is now available in a dedicated section.