SEA/RC66/12 - Reports of WHO global working/advisory groups: progress of report on malaria
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AbstractIn line with the World Health Assembly resolution WHA64.17, Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region have made significant progress in malaria control. Malaria cases and deaths were reduced by 35% and 85%, respectively, in 2012 compared with 2000. Resolution WHA58.2 had called upon Member States to achieve a 75% reduction in malaria case incidence and mortality rates by 2015. Four countries have achieved the first target, while all countries except one have achieved the second target. The achievements are significant but fragile, and much more needs to be done to prevent resurgence of malaria. This paper identifies the key challenges to be addressed and outlines the strategic directions for malaria control and elimination in 2014–2020. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 1 to 3 July 2013 reviewed the attached working paper and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To sustain political and financial support for malaria control and elimination to further reduce the malaria burden and prevent its resurgence. (2) To invest in strengthening technical and management capacities in malaria control and elimination. (3) To implement measures to contain artemisinin resistance in areas where it is already present and to prevent its emergence and spread in other areas. Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To provide support to develop public health specialists in malaria control and elimination. (2) To provide technical support for malaria surveillance and response and research. (3) To facilitate intercountry collaboration for malaria control and elimination across borders. The working paper and the HLP recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-sixth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). SEA/RC66/12 - Reports of WHO global working/advisory groups: progress of report on malaria. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128290
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