The WHO Guidelines for malaria, launched 16 February, bring together the Organization’s most up-to-date recommendations for malaria in one user-friendly and easy-to-navigate online platform. They are designed to support malaria-affected countries in their efforts to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate a disease that continues to claim more than 400 000 lives each year.
Through the new platform, MAGICapp, users will find:
All official WHO recommendations for malaria prevention (vector control and preventive chemotherapies) and case management (diagnosis and treatment). Recommendations for elimination settings are in development.
Links to other resources, such as guidance on the strategic use of information to drive impact(i) The total, direct and indirect, effects of a programme, service or institution on a health status and overall health and socio‐economic; surveillanceAn ongoing, systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice., monitoringThe continuous oversight of an activity to assist in its supervision and to see that it proceeds according to plan. Monitoring involves and evaluationThe systematic and objective assessment of the relevance, adequacy, progress, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of a course of actions, in relation to; operational manuals, handbooks, and frameworks; and a glossary of key terms and definitions.
Users can accessThe ease in reaching health services or health facilities in terms of location, time, and ease of approach. the evidence that underpins each WHO recommendation through the new web-based platform.