12 May 2017 – At a two-day meeting in Madrid co-hosted by Unitaid, WHO and ISGlobal, international health experts addressed the challenges posed by vector-borne diseases and explored new ways to respond to them.
25 April 2017 – This year, WHO is shining a spotlight on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually. A number of events were organized to mark the occasion.
31 March 2017 – Senior representatives from national malaria control programmes around the world recently gathered in Geneva to share knowledge and best practices towards a common goal: “Getting to zero” by the year 2020.
24 March 2017 – WHO has published new policy guidance on malaria elimination. It provides countries with a set of tools and strategies for achieving and maintaining elimination, regardless of where they lie across the spectrum of malaria transmission.
15 March 2017 – Members of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) will convene on 22–24 March.The agenda includes, among other topics, updates on the RTS,S malaria vaccine, malaria-eliminating countries and HRP2/HRP3 deletions.
3 February 2017 – The WHO Executive Board requested that a resolution on a comprehensive approach to global vector control be prepared for consideration by all 192 Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017.