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MESA FORUM: Responding to the threat of malaria parasites evading HRP2-RDTs

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MESA, Spain

Countries: Eritrea, Peru

Published: 14/06/2022

 

MESA FORUM: Responding to the threat of malaria parasites evading HRP2-RDTs

The WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group released a statement calling for urgent action to address the increase in prevalence of pfhrp2/3 deletions in all endemic countries, and particularly in the Horn of Africa.

The MESA Alliance organized a virtual forum to raise awareness and facilitate information sharing among malaria stakeholders involved in the fight against this biological threat.

PANELISTS:

  • Chair: Deus Ishengoma – Principal Research Scientist (National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania)
  • Dionicia Gamboa – Head of the Malaria Laboratory (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru)
  • Selam Mihreteab – Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme (Ministry of Health, Eritrea)
  • Jane Cunningham – Medical Officer, Global Malaria Programme (WHO)
  • Eric Rogier – Microbiologist, Malaria Branch (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA)

FORUM MATERIALS:

*IMPORTANT: Please note that the WHO “Surveillance template protocols for pfhrp2/pfhrp3 gene deletions” and the WHO “Response plan to pfhrp2 gene deletions” are being updated (see corrigenda  – January 2023), so the answers related to the ‘WHO protocol templates’ in pages 4-5 of this Q&A document may not be fully up-to-date.

Published: 14/06/2022

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