Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of sixth biannual meeting (September 2014)

Abdulla, Salim, Binka, Fred, Graves, Patricia, Greenwood, Brian, Leke, Rose, Malik, Elfatih, Marsh, Kevin, Meek, Sylvia, Mendis, Kamini, Schapira, Allan, Slutsker, Laurence, Tanner, Marcel, Valecha, Neena, White, Nicholas, Alonso, Pedro, Bosman, Andrea, Cibulskis, Richard, D'Souza, Bianca, Mnzava, Abraham, Patouillard, Edith, Reeder, John, Ringwald, Pascal, Shutes, Erin, and Wongsrichanalai, Chansuda (2015) Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of sixth biannual meeting (September 2014). Malaria Journal, 14 (107). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the World Health Organization held its sixth meeting in Geneva, Switzerland from 10 to 12 September 2014. This article provides a summary of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations from that meeting.

Meeting sessions covered the following: an update on drug resistance and containment including an assessment on the feasibility of elimination of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion; guidance on the control of residual malaria transmission by behaviourally resistant vectors; progress on the implementation of the Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management; updates on the Global Technical Strategy, Global Malaria Action Plan and the Plasmodium vivax technical brief; gaps in current World Health Organization Global Malaria Programme guidance for acceleration to elimination; surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; the updated World Health Organization Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Malaria; Round 5 product testing for rapid diagnostic tests; and Intermittent Preventive Treatment for infants.

Policy statements, position statements, and guidelines that arise from the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee meeting conclusions and recommendations will be formally issued and disseminated to World Health Organization Member States by the World Health Organization Global Malaria Programme.

Item ID: 41952
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
Keywords: WHO; malaria; policy making; mosquito control; drug resistance; surveillance; elimination; Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium vivax
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© WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat; licensee BioMed Central. 2015 This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​4.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://​creativecommons.​org/​publicdomain/​zero/​1.​0/​) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

ISSN: 1475-2875
Funders: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UK Department for International Development (DFID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Health Organisation (WHO)
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 17:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 100%
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