Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting report (March 2017)


Publication details

Number of pages: 18
Publication date: April 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/GMP/MPAC/2017.8



On 22–24 March 2017, the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) convened to review updates and progress, and provide guidance with respect to specific thematic areas of work carried out by the Global Malaria Programme.

The meeting included 10 sessions focused on 16 topics, including an update on the RTS,S vaccine pilot implementation programme; a report on the Evidence Review Group on the cardiotoxicity of antimalarials; a review of the surveillance, monitoring and evaluation operational manual; an update on the Global Vector Control Response 2017–2030; an update on the second meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group on malaria eradication; a report on the Evidence Review Group on the emergence and spread of multidrug resistant Plasmodium falciparum lineages in the Greater Mekong subregion; a situation update on hrp2/3 gene deletions; a presentation of the mass drug administration for malaria practical field manual; a discussion on the framework for accelerating malaria elimination by 2020; and proposed plans for a global call for action to ensure universal access to malaria diagnosis and treatment.

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