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17 Nov 2021

Malaria Policy Advisory Group (‎MPAG)‎ meeting report: October 2021

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Malaria Policy Advisory Group (‎MPAG)‎ meeting report: October 2021

On 4–7 October 2021, the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) convened virtually to review updates and progress, and to provide guidance on thematic areas of work by the Global Malaria Programme. The meeting focused on 8 topics in 5 open sessions: 1) “Rethinking Malaria”; 2) update on the technical consultation on non-inferiority evaluations of vector control tools; 3) a discussion on malaria re-bound; 4) an update on antimalarial drug resistance in Africa; 5) an update on rectal artesunate (RAS) and quality of care; 6) a review of the relationship between chemoprevention and drug resistance; 7) an update on the WHO guidelines for malaria; and 8) a joint session with the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) to review the evidence and consider a recommendation for broader use of the malaria vaccine.