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Inaugural meeting of the malaria policy advisory committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations

WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat

  • Correspondence: WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee and Secretariat

Author Affiliations

Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland

Malaria Journal 2012, 11:137  doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-137

Published: 30 April 2012

Abstract

The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the World Health Organization met for the first time from 31 January to 2 February 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. This article provides a summary of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations from that meeting, as part of the newly launched Malaria Journal thematic series “WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee: Reports and Recommendations”.

Summaries are provided, referencing the relevant background documents, for the meeting sessions on global malaria control, drug resistance and containment, rapid diagnostic test procurement criteria, larviciding, classification of countries for elimination, estimating malaria cases and deaths, and seasonal malaria chemoprevention. Policy statements, position statements, and guidelines that will arise from the MPAC meeting conclusions and recommendations will be formally issued and disseminated to World Health Organization member states by the World Health Organization Global Malaria Programme.

Keywords:
Global; Malaria; Policy development; WHO; Drug resistance; Diagnostic tests; Mosquito control; Elimination; Surveillance; Chemoprevention