Webinar: New WHO guidance on malaria elimination

Published: 04, April 2017

Upcoming webinar on an overview of the new malaria elimination framework and Q&A session by Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme (GMP)

Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Organized by: The WHO Global Malaria Programme (GMP)

The malaria landscape has changed significantly in the last decade. Funding has increased, life-saving tools have been scaled up, burden has decreased and more countries are pursuing elimination.

For the first time in 10 years, WHO has published new policy guidance on malaria elimination. The 2017 Framework for malaria elimination provides countries with a set of tools and strategies for achieving and maintaining elimination, regardless of where they lie across the continuum of transmission. This document builds on and supersedes the 2007 malaria elimination field manual; it was developed through a broad, consultative process led by the WHO Secretariat and an independent Evidence Review Group.

This new framework was launched at a recent global forum of malaria-eliminating countries. The forum, convened by WHO, provided a platform to review country-level progress towards elimination and devise strategies for the way forward.

For more on the elimination framework, read the key points and a Q&A with Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the Global Malaria Programme (GMP), and Dr Gawrie Loku Galappaththy, a Medical Officer in GMP’s Elimination Unit.

Webinar information

On April 10th, Dr Alonso will lead 3 webinars; 2 sessions in English and 1 session in Spanish. This webinar will provide an overview of the framework and answer any questions from WHO colleagues, partners and other stakeholders. When it’s time, you can participate in the webinar by clicking ‘joining the meeting’ of each above session.

For questions on the webinar, please send an email to gmpnews@who.int.

About GMP

The WHO Global Malaria Programme (GMP) is responsible for coordinating WHO's global efforts to control and eliminate malaria to provide a technical framework for all malaria-endemic countries working towards malaria control and elimination. Learn more about GMP here.

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