Pesticide procurement is a highly specialized and complex subject. Expertise is required to ensure that appropriate high-quality pesticide products are procured rapidly, effi ciently, economically and in a fair and transparent manner. It also requires the existence of national policies and guidelines, with clear and transparent procedures supported by appropriate legal provisions and controls.
The purpose of this document is to provide specific and standardized procedures and guidelines for testing long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LNs) for personal protection and malaria control. It is intended to harmonize the testing procedures carried out to generate data for registration and labelling of such products by national authorities.
The aim of the elimination phase is to stop local transmission of malaria, in contrast to the control phase, in which the objective is to reduce the number of cases to low levels but not necessarily interrupt local transmission.
A malaria surveillance system consists of the tools, procedures, people and structures that generate information on malaria cases and deaths, which can be used for planning, monitoring and evaluating malaria control programmes.
The RBM community movement is both an active participant in malaria programmes and a political force intended to bring pressure upon governments to ensure that the health care needs of those most at risk of malaria are met. Evidence-based actions underpin all operations.
Various artemisinin compounds have been used as treatment for different forms of malaria since the early 1980s, initially in China, where they were first developed, and subsequently in many other countries.
A WHO Technical Consultation on Antimalarial Combination Therapy was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 4 and 5 April 2001. Participants reflected a wide range of expertise in the development and use of antimalarial drugs.
The purpose of this document is to help those involved in planning, promoting and implementing insecticide-treated netting (ITN) programmes make systematic decisions about how to target public funds effectively. It is based on a week of intensive dialogue—reflecting field experiences in 12 African countries—at a workshop on Mapping models for targeted ITN subsidies.
9 MARCH 2010, WHO Headquarters, GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing new guidelines for the treatment of malaria, and the first-ever guidance on procuring safe and efficacious antimalarial medicines.
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