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27 Nov 2022

Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) meeting report: October 2022

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Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) meeting report: October 2022

On 11–13 October 2022, the World Health Organization (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 virtual meeting focused on 11 topics in five open sessions: 1) the “High burden to high impact” (HBHI) approach: progress, challenges, lessons learned and way forward; 2) the role of comparative assessment in the WHO evaluation of vector control products using non-inferiority analysis for products of the same class; 3) an update on the WHO Guidelines for malaria; 4) optimizing the uptake of WHO guidance on malaria and the work of the Dissemination Taskforce; 5) feedback on the uptake of chemoprevention recommendations; 6) an update on the RTS,S malaria vaccine roll-out; 7) an update on malaria elimination and the technical consultation on prevention of re-establishment of malaria; 8) an update on the Global framework for the response to malaria in urban areas; 9) an update on rectal artesunate for pre-referral treatment of severe malaria – independent review of evidence and field manual; 10) an update on Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 and 3 (pfhrp2/3) gene deletion issues; and 11) an update on the spread of Anopheles stephensi in Africa and the WHO response.

*MPAG meeting related documentation