Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: A Sourcebook for Health Professionals
Module on Malaria
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290612148 ISBN-10    9290612142
Order Number    15203076
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2006        67   pages
Malaria remains a global public health problem. In the Western Pacific Region, malaria is endemic in 10 countries. The incidence rate in the Region ranges from 161.7 per 1000 people in Solomon Islands to 0.04 in the Republic of Korea.

The strategies employed to prevent and control malaria have been effective in reducing the burden of disease in countries in the Region. Yet, as analyses of health outcomes become more refined, it is increasingly apparent that poor and marginalized populations might not be benefiting from investments in malaria prevention and control. The challenge for health care professionals is to ensure that effective malaria prevention and control initiatives reach poor and marginalized populations in the Region.

This module is designed to improve awareness, knowledge and skills of health providers regarding poverty and gender concern in malaria prevention and control. Examples of good practice are presented to illustrate potential interventions. The booklet also includes notes for facilitators and a collection of tools, resources and references to support health professionals in their work in this field.