- Country and Community Consultation Toolkit for GMAP2 now available
- Strengthening and accelerating programming for Malaria in Pregnancy
- Central African Sub Regional Network looks for evidence based data to improve malaria programme decision making
21 July 2014 : - The process of country consultations for the 2nd Global Malaria Action Plan is moving ahead and consultations have now been held in Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India and the Philippines.
Between 23-27th June, the Myanmar Health and Development Consortium convened a series of constituency consultations, including community level consultations in Mon State, which included discussions with workers at a rubber plantation arranged in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration. The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute convened a similarly rich mix of stakeholders at rural and urban consultations in Menkao and Kintambo in the same timeframe.
Countries from different regions and at various stages on the pathway to elimination are all being encouraged to take part.
Click here to access the toolkit of materials for arranging a consultation and participate in the process of creating the GMAP2 document. The toolkit is available in French, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English.
View GMAP2 Myanmar country consultation photo slide show on RBM Flickr
15 July 2014, Accra, GHANA : - The Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group (MiP WG) is meeting to provide the RBM Partnership with strategic advice on best practices for scaling up interventions for the prevention and control of malaria during pregnancy towards the achievement of RBM targets and MDGs. The meeting objectives include the review of country progress in terms of adoption and implementation of IPTp policy, discuss new technical evidence and promising programming practices, how to better integrate MIP programming into RMNCH services, and review and update MIP working group work plan.
View Meeting agenda
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14 July 2014, Duala, CAMEROON : - Anthropologists, socio-economists, parasitologists, entomologists, clinicians from Universities and Research institutions of DRC, Congo, Chad, Gabon, Cameroon, country NMCPs and WHO national programme officers and inter-country teams, met with National Malaria Control Programme managers in Doula, Cameroon for the first time, to look at how better to inform malaria programme design with vital evidence collected by research institutions. Together they drew up a declaration of collaboration to strengthen links between researchers and programme planners.
Read the Duala Declaration [in French]
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