Global malaria control and elimination – Report of a technical review

April 2008


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 54
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241596756



This report presents a summary of the presentations, group work, plenary discussions and outcome of a meeting of experts convened in Geneva, Switzerland on 17–18 January 2008 to review the definitions and terminology of malaria control, elimination and eradication and the feasibility of malaria elimination, in relation to the intensity of transmission and vectorial capacity.

Participants were also to make recommendations on the feasibility of malaria eradication, given the tools available today and the epidemiology of malaria in various regions of the world; and the gaps in knowledge and priorities for research and development in the next phase of malaria control.