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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.


Access the WHO web statement (in English and French) urging countries to ensure the continuity of malaria services, and the online Q&A in:

that addresses the following questions:

  • Should core malaria vector control interventions be maintained in view of the rapid global spread of COVID-19?
  • Should WHO-recommended preventive therapies be maintained in sub-Saharan Africa?
  • Are there any changes to WHO guidance with respect to malaria diagnosis and treatment?
  • What additional special measures may be needed in the context of COVID-19?
  • Why is WHO particularly concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in malaria-affected areas?
  • What are the key considerations for countries that are working to eliminate malaria or prevent re-establishment of transmission?
  • Have there been disruptions in the global supply of key malaria-related commodities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What is WHO doing to support malaria-affected countries in the context of COVID-19?
  • What is WHO’s position on the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in the context of the COVID-19 response?

We encourage you to share the web statement and Q&A widely with your networks.

All of WHO’s country and technical guidance relating to COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance

Best wishes,
Pedro

Pedro L. Alonso MD
Director
Global Malaria Programme