Malaria

Global Fund proposal development: WHO policy brief on malaria

WHO/GMP July 2011

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Overview

In recent years, visibility and political support for malaria has continued to increase dramatically. This policy brief is a summary of the WHO recommended technical strategies. The purpose is to present in one concise document a summary of WHO Guidance in order to assist countries in developing Global Fund proposals, and in appropriately selecting and budgeting for intervention areas necessary to ensure universal coverage and sustainability. The key intervention areas include: malaria case management – (malaria diagnosis and treatment); malaria prevention in special groups (during pregnancy and infancy); malaria vector control; and surveillance, monitoring and evaluation. It highlights technical areas and implementation activities that countries should ensure are included in the proposal with appropriate funding to ensure effective implementation. This policy briefing is not intended as a substitute for the published WHO documents on which it is based; it is intended to be used together with the reference WHO publications which is provided in a separate document (Malaria: Global Fund proposal development: Compilation of WHO reference documents, July 2011).