WHO malaria terminology 2016 (Updated 2018)

WHO malaria terminology

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of new terms in relation to malaria in scientific literature, technical reports and the media. Concurrently, a number of terms with new or modified use and meaning have been introduced. This glossary of malaria terminology, updated regularly based on input from WHO technical expert groups, aims to improve communication and mutual understanding within the scientific community, as well as with funding agencies, public health officials responsible for malaria programmes, and policymakers in malaria-endemic countries.

Publication details

Number of pages: 38
Publication date: 2016 (updated March 2018)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/GMP/2016.6
(This document was updated in March 2018.)