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 Disease eradication, elimination and control, and reduced burden of disease (mortality, morbidity, disabilities); surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; operational manuals, handbooks, and frameworks; and a glossary of key terms and definitions.
Users can access the evidence that underpins each WHO recommendation through the new web-based platform.