Malaria

Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting report (March 2016)

April 2016

Authors:
WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 11
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/GMP/MPAC/2016.3

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Overview

On 16-17 March 2016, the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) convened to review updates and progress presented on specific thematic areas of work carried out by the Global Malaria Programme (GMP).

The meeting included 11 sessions focused on: (1) the RTS,S vaccine pilot implementation programme;(2) new WHO guidelines for iron supplementation; (3) drug efficacy and response; (4) the establishment of a Strategic Advisory Group on malaria eradication; (5) long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) treated with a pyrethroid insecticide and piperonyl butoxide; (6) changing WHO procurement criteria for malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs); (7) a proposed Evidence Review Group to review quality control methods for RDTs; (8) a WHO consultation to develop preferred product characteristics of ivermectin for malaria transmission control; (9) progress on elimination efforts in the Greater Mekong Subregion; (10) proposed Evidence Review Group on Elimination; and (11) communicating MPAC meetings and resolutions.

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