Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases

Western Pacific Regional Consultation on the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria: 2016-2025

10 to 11 June 2014 - Manila, Philippines

Background

The World Health Organization is in the process of developing new global malaria policy documents. As part of this, a draft Global Technical Strategy (GTS) for Malaria: 2016–2025 has been developed. In a complementary process, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership is developing the second Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP2) for the same timeframe. The GTS will serve as the technical foundation of GMAP2. Consultations in all WHO regions are planned prior to finalizing these documents.

The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific is organizing these regional consultations back to back. Consultations on the draft Global Technical Strategy for Malaria: 2016-2025, in collaboration with the WHO Global Malaria Programme, will provide inputs into the development of these global strategies. The GTS will articulate the vision and goals for malaria control and elimination over the next decade.

GTS will be a unifying document that synthesizes current policy recommendations and comprehensive, evidence-based and cost-effective strategies for WHO Member States to use in developing their own strategies. The recommendations will provide a platform for ensuring that the impressive gains of the past decade are sustained, and that progress towards malaria elimination is accelerated.

The consultations will invite comments and inputs from all malaria-endemic countries as well regional experts and stakeholders, to ensure the development of the most relevant and locally appropriate strategic documents.

Objective:

  • To review and give feedback on the draft Global Technical Strategy for Malaria: 2016-2025, providing inputs and recommendations on specific Western Pacific Member States’ needs, priorities and prerequisites to be considered in the document.
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