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Issue # 4 # March 2019

Malaria CSO platform, GMS |Participation in malaria-related events:

Dr  Khuat Thi Hai Oanh Malaria CSO Platform Steering committee member and focal person from Vietnam carried the voices on behalf of the community from the GMS, in RAI side event in New Delhi, India on 7th February 2019 prior to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria replenishment preparatory meeting , speaking at the panel on "Innovation and political commitment are critical components, but it's also about getting to the key population; what is the role of CSOs on the RAI and in fighting malaria?".
The platform also would like to thanks to Alistair Shaw, platform steering committee member and a focal person from Thailand for being available to prepare the session. 

Partners activities :

Thailand Malaria CSO National Consultation
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Raks Thai Foundation together with American Refugee Committee (ARC) as a host of a Malaria SO platform, GMS had organized a National Consultation in Thailand on Wednesday 13th February 2019.  The purpose of the national consultation was to engage key stakeholders in Thailand on malaria elimination efforts. Key stakeholders include implementing CSOs, CCM representative, Malaria national program, private sectors, provincial health authorities and technical partners gathered to discuss next steps and challenges. 
Field Story:
Prasert Jantakaew, Field Supervisor-ARC Migrant Program

"To eliminate malaria, to educate people”
Prasert Jantakaew is a Field Supervisor who has been working for ARC/Kanchanaburi for over 10 years.  To look after my team for the day-to-day running projects, to make sure that the people in the communities whether they are Thai and non-Thai receiving equal health services is my responsibility…I will try to do everything in my power to make sure that they are receiving what I have received in my health services too”, said Prasert Continue reading

Unitaid calls for proposals :

Unitaid launches two new calls for proposals

At Unitaid, recognized that great ideas matter only if they can make the jump from the drawing board to the real world. With our calls for proposals we find those ideas and help turn them into tangible innovations in global health.

Unitaid launched two separate calls for proposals united by a common theme: developing better, more efficient treatments that will help bring about the end of global epidemics. The calls seek:

  • Projects that can help eliminate the world’s second-most common species of malaria, Plasmodium vivax, by improving access to better pediatric and adult treatments.
  • Projects that can speed the development of long-acting versions of medicines for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. We believe long-acting formulas hold the potential to revolutionize treatment and prevention of these diseases, and also serve as important tools in fighting antimicrobial resistance.
To view more details here

Guidelines for malaria vector control


Publication details
Number of pages: 171
Publication date: February 2019
Languages: English

Guidelines for malaria vector control
The Guidelines for malaria vector control provide a “one-stop shop” for all countries and partners working to implement effective malaria vector control measures. They cover the 2 core malaria vector control interventions – ITNs and IRS – as well as supplementary interventions, namely chemical and biological larvicides, and personal protection measures, such as the use of topical repellents.
The guidelines consolidate more than 20 sets of WHO recommendations and good practice statements in one user-friendly format. They will be updated on an ongoing basis as new evidence is assessed by WHO.

New resources :

A new evaluation course, Data for Impact website, and impact evaluation reports from MEASURE Evaluation 
Data for Impact (D4I) Project
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supports countries to realize the power of data as actionable evidence that can improve programs, policies, and—ultimately—health outcomes. We strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of local partners to collect, analyze, and use data to support their move to self-reliance.
Evaluation of Health Programs: A Postgraduate Overview Course
Countries need health professionals with training in program evaluation. Prioritizing evaluation leads to better decision making and planning to improve health services in low-resource settings. To help address this need, the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health) and MEASURE Evaluation have developed a curriculum for a post-graduate course to develop these skills.
Impact Evaluation of Malawi's Organized Network of Services for Everyone's (ONSE) Health Project: Baseline Report
TheONSE project in Malawi aims to reduce maternal, newborn, and child morbidity and mortality. Baseline surveys from an impact evaluation of ONSE found that availability of services for family planning, antenatal care, and basic obstetric care was very high. However, new mothers had low awareness of many of the signs and symptoms of complications of pregnancy and delivery and symptoms of early childhood illnesses.
Interventions to Strengthen the Health Facility Operations and Management Committees in Nepal: Final Report
Women, girls, and members of disadvantaged groups in Nepal face discrimination that affects their health and opportunities. To address these inequalities, Nepal began prioritizing the incorporation of gender equality and social inclusion in the committees that oversee health services. The strategy seeks to increase their sensitivity to the needs of specific groups and to create trust between healthcare providers and communities. This report share results from an evaluation of how that effort is progressing. Access a summary brief.

Recent Publications :

Risk of Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia after Plasmodium falciparum infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Robert J Commons, Prof Julie A Simpson, Kamala Thriemer, Mohammad S Hossain, Nicholas M Douglas, Georgina S Humphreys, Prof Carol H Sibley, Prof Philippe J Guerin, Prof Ric N Price
Primaquine for all: is it time to simplify malaria treatment in co-endemic areas?
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Marcus V G Lacerda, and Quique Bassat
Association of mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum Kelch13 gene (Pf3D7_1343700) with parasite clearance rates after artemisinin-based treatments—a WWARN individual patient data meta-analysis
BMC Medicine
WWARN K13 Genotype-Phenotype Study Group

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