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Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of the September 2013 meeting

January 24, 2014 - 17:07 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the World Health Organization held its fourth meeting in Geneva, Switzerland from 11 to 13 September, 2013. This article provides a summary of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations from that meeting. MESA is partnering with Global Malaria Programme to disseminate the report.

Meeting sessions included:

  • recommendations for achieving universal coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets
  • guidance on estimating the longevity of insecticide-treated nets
  • improving capacity in entomology and vector control
  • a review of the latest evidence on intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy
  • updates on the development of the global technical strategy for malaria control and elimination (2016–2025) and the global strategy for control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax
  • and much more."

Please read the meeting report Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of September 2013 meeting here.