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WHO seeking new members for its Policy Advisory Committee - respond by 30 September!

MalariaWorld received a request from the World Health Organization to distribute the message below to all its subscribers.

WHO is soliciting nominations or self-nominations to the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC). Nominations must be submitted no later than 30 September 2011...

Nominations will be carefully reviewed by the MPAC nomination panel, which will propose the selection of nominees to the WHO Director-General for appointment.

The MPAC will be the principal advisory group to WHO on malaria control and elimination. The MPAC will report to the WHO Director-General and will advise WHO on:

- appropriate malaria policies and standards based on data from malaria programme implementation by Member States and malaria control partners, as well as reviews of the best available evidence;
- engagement of WHO in malaria-related initiatives; major issues and challenges to achieving global malaria goals;
- and the identification of priority activities to address identified challenges.

MPAC members should be acknowledged malaria experts with an outstanding record of achievement in their own field and an understanding of the issues covered by the committee.

Consideration will be given to ensuring appropriate geographic representation and gender balance.

Please see this link for further information, including the MPAC Terms of Reference, and instructions for nominations:

Please forward this email and the attached announcement through your networks to relevant colleagues who may be interested in nominating themselves or someone else for the MPAC.


Robert D. Newman, MD, MPH
Director, Global Malaria Programme
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Tel: +41 22 791 54 30
Mob: +41 79 218 98 02
Fax: +41 22 791 48 24

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