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World Health Organization: Malaria eradication: benefits, future scenarios & feasibility

May 13, 2020 - 13:53 -- Malaria World

Report of the Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication

After a 3-year study of trends and future projects, WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication has released a detailed report of its key findings and recommendations. The report builds on an executive summary published in August 2019. Members of the advisory group highlight 6 areas in the report that would underpin a successful malaria eradication effort:

1. reinforcing the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030;
2. research & development for new tools;
3. access to affordable, high quality, people-centered health care and services;
4. adequate and sustained financing;
5. strengthened surveillance and response; and
6. engaging communities.

Community-based health care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 13:14 -- Malaria World

Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Community-based health care is an essential part of primary care at all times; in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distinct capacity of trusted community members for social engagement and delivering care where it is needed is ever more critical. This joint WHO, UNICEF and IFRC guidance addresses the role of community-based health care in the pandemic context. It includes practical recommendations for decision makers to help keep communities and health workers safe, to sustain essential services at the community level, and to ensure an effective response to COVID-19. Using this comprehensive and coordinated approach will help countries strengthen the resilience of community-based health services throughout the pandemic, into early recovery and beyond. Read more

Keystone Symposia Interview: Malaria Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

April 28, 2020 - 15:36 -- Malaria World

Watch this exclusive interview & presentation by Dr. Pedro Alonso, WHO Global Malaria Programme Director, on how to tackle both of these global threats simultaneously. Brought to you by Keystone Symposia:

https://bit.ly/VKScovidmalaria

Printed bed nets to protect underprivileged families in Uganda against malaria

April 23, 2020 - 16:57 -- Malaria World

In honour of World Malaria Day 2020

Care Plus® has donated 2000 impregnated printed bed nets to protect children in Uganda, one of the countries with the heaviest malaria burden in Africa. And this is just the start of the Buy One, Give One Program: for every Care Plus® impregnated net that is being sold, one free net is donated to people in need. It is one of the contributions that Care Plus® makes to the fight against malaria.

World Malaria Day 2020 - Zero malaria starts with me

April 23, 2020 - 14:04 -- Malaria World


 

In the lead-up to this year’s World Malaria Day, countries across the globe are in the throes of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While cases of the novel coronavirus in malaria-affected countries currently represent only a small proportion of the global total, the situation is evolving rapidly. WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria, using best practices to protect health workers and communities from COVID-19 infection.

World Health Organization: Tailoring malaria interventions in the COVID-19 response

April 22, 2020 - 15:34 -- Malaria World

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the malaria community must remain committed to supporting the prevention of malaria infection, illness and death through preventive and case management services, while maintaining a safe environment for patients, clients and staff. Deaths due to malaria and its comorbidities (anaemia, undernutrition, etc.) must continue to be prevented.

This document provides overarching principles as well as specific technical guidance for malaria interventions, including prevention of infection and disease, care and treatment of cases, testing, clinical services, supply chain and laboratory activities, during this time of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. This document will be updated as the situation changes.

 

 

 

Don't forget to register for the free ePanel discussion “The Malaria Endgame” Free Virtual Event from Keystone Symposia!

April 16, 2020 - 12:52 -- Malaria World

REGISTER NOW for the April 22, 2020 free ePanel discussion featuring field leaders as they discuss the latest advances and innovative approaches to eliminate malaria—from vaccines, to genetically modified mosquitos and more. Discover new insights into disease biology, co-infections, epidemiology, and public health strategies in this virtual event, integrating basic research, medical advances and translational applications... Read more

Message from Director Global Malaria Programme about Malaria & COVID-19

April 2, 2020 - 10:54 -- Malaria World

Dear friends and partners,

In addition to our WHO web statement (in English and French) urging countries to ensure the continuity of malaria services, we have developed an online Q&A in: English; French; Spanish; Arabic; Chinese; and Russian.

WHO technical brief for countries preparing malaria funding requests for the Global Fund (2020 - 2022)

March 31, 2020 - 13:51 -- Malaria World

 

After many years of great progress in our fight against malaria, our trajectory is plateauing and the world will not achieve the 2020 malaria targets for morbidity and mortality reduction. With over 400 000 deaths and in excess of 200 million malaria cases each year, we must urgently evolve our approach if we are to realize the full potential of current tools and the available resources and get back on track.

The country-led “High burden high impact” (HBHI) response, launched in 2018 by WHO and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, aims to reignite the pace of progress in the global malaria fight and is guided by four key elements.

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