Implementation of the Global Malaria Control Strategy
Report of a WHO Study Group on the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Malaria Control 1993-2000
Technical Report Series, No 839
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241208390 ISBN-10    9241208392
Order Number    11000839 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     1993        62   pages
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Provides an authoritative guide to the many changes needed, at national and local levels, in order to implement the new global strategy for malaria control, a plan of action adopted at a ministerial conference in 1992. Responding to the deteriorating malaria situation, the strategy calls for a fundamental redefinition of the way the malaria problem is addressed, emphasizing the urgent need to reduce mortality and morbidity through the selective application of feasible, flexible, cost-effective measures. With this need in mind, the report aims to help planners understand the practical and technical implications of the strategy as a framework for a renewed attack on malaria that is at once more realistic and more sustainable.
Throughout the report, recommended lines of action take their authority from decades of practical experience, which has yielded a number of clear lessons concerning the most effective measures for control in a range of different epidemiological and social situations. Drawing on this vast experience, the report helps planners redefine priorities, think through the various options for control, know when resources are either wisely invested or wasted, and adjust programmes accordingly. The report also alerts readers to several persistent practices that are neither cost-effective nor conducive to good patient care, and thus contribute to poor programme management.
"... the specific responses recommended for specific problems make very good sense..."
- Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene