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Norms, standards and processes underpinning WHO vector control policy recommendations

January 11, 2021 - 16:45 -- Malaria World


Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) result in high levels of morbidity and mortality, and disproportionately affect some of the world's poorest populations. However, there are currently few effective tools to combat transmission of vector-borne pathogens, making the development of new tools and strategies of paramount importance.

Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) meeting (December 2020)

December 31, 2020 - 11:07 -- Malaria World

On 3–4 December 2020, the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) convened virtually to review updates and progress, and to provide guidance on thematic areas of work by the Global Malaria Programme. The virtual meeting focused on 5 topics: 1) an update on the Malaria surveillance assessment toolkit; 2) an update on the “High burden to high impact (HBHI)” approach, including a partner perspective from the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, use of strategic information to drive impact, and country support; 3) an update on the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016–2030 (GTS); 4) an update on the consolidated WHO Guidelines for malaria; and 5) an update on the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP).

Countries of the Greater Mekong ready for the “last mile” of malaria elimination

December 31, 2020 - 10:59 -- Malaria World


Bulletin 9 of the Mekong Malaria Elimination programme, World Health Organization Situation report, 21 December 2020

Despite the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and antimalarial drug resistance, the 6 countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) – Cambodia, China (Yunnan Province), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam –  have continued to achieve great progress towards the malaria elimination targets outlined in the Strategy for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong subregion (2015-2030).

PAMCA-VectorBase Virtual Vector Meeting pre-recorded sessions available

December 15, 2020 - 10:28 -- Malaria World


Many of the talks that are available online have associated worksheets and activities that you can do. PAMCA and VectorBase have collaborated to host a free, virtual vector conference/workshop experience, primarily aimed at PAMCA student/ young investigators.

El Salvador's journey to malaria elimination

December 10, 2020 - 11:16 -- Malaria World

By Nothing but Nets, 30 November 2020

In 2020, El Salvador marked a major milestone in its long fight against malaria. It is the first Central American country to reach zero cases of malaria for three consecutive years and apply for the World Health Organization malaria-free certification. 

Plant the seed, fight the fever: a grassroots anti-malaria-campaign

December 10, 2020 - 10:10 -- Malaria World

What if there was an herb that could defeat the malaria parasite and save a thousand lives per day, every day? One you could grow in your backyard, which costs next to nothing, and could be easily available for everybody in need?

The Film THE FEVER portrays the fight against malaria in East Africa as a case study in greed, courage and self-determination. 


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