SEA/RC60/9 Rev. - Revised malaria control strategy: focusing on a new paradigm
AbstractThis paper provides a review of the malaria situation, its burden, problems and challenges in the South-East Asia (SEA) Region. A revised strategy for the SEA Region is required as some of the global strategies do not apply to the Region’s epidemiological settings. The differences and similarities between the Revised Strategy and the Global Strategy are also presented in the paper. The Revised Malaria Control Strategy for SEAR 2006-2010 was discussed at the Meeting of the Health Ministers in 2006 and at the Malaria Programme Managers’ Meeting in 2007. This paper was submitted to the Joint Meeting of Health Secretaries and the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management held in the Regional Office, New Delhi, 2-6 July 2007 for reviewing the Revised Malaria Control Strategy. The Joint Meeting made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To develop and implement national malaria control programmes in line with the Revised Regional Strategy for Malaria Control, taking into account the private sector’s role and substantial financial resources from the Global Fund grant emphasizing the improvement of health system capacity, including human resources. (2) To control cross-border malaria with the application of Multi-country Activities (MCA). (3) To continue to strengthen surveillance and assess the burden of disease in countries. (4) To mobilize other sectors to implement malaria control as part of healthy public policies. (5) To articulate and advocate malaria control in national and international forums. (6) To consider observing 25 April as National Malaria Day to advocate malaria control in Member countries. Action by WHO-SEARO (1) To provide technical support and facilitate the mobilization of financial resources to strengthen malaria control programmes in the Region. (2) To include operations research as one of the priorities under the Revised Strategy, and to support Member countries to conduct and use research for programme purposes. (3) To share useful information and country experiences with Member countries. The Revised Malaria Control Strategy is submitted to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for consideration. It is expected that the Regional Committee will fully support the implementation of the Revised Strategy.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia. (2007). SEA/RC60/9 Rev. - Revised malaria control strategy: focusing on a new paradigm. WHO Regional Office for South East-Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128615