WHO Global Malaria Programme launches new operational strategy

April 23, 2024
In recent years, progress towards critical targets of the WHO Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030 has stalled, particularly in countries that carry a high burden of the disease.

Ahead of World Malaria Day, the WHO Global Malaria Programme published a new operational strategy outlining its priorities and key activities up to 2030 to help change the trajectory of malaria trends, with a view to achieving the global malaria targets.  

The strategy outlines 4 strategic objectives where WHO will focus its efforts, including developing norms and standards, introducing new tools and innovation, promoting strategic information for impact, and providing technical leadership of the global malaria response. 

The new operational strategy includes 4 strategic objectives: 

  1. Develop and disseminate norms and standards.  

  1. Stimulate the development and timely introduction of new tools and innovation.  

  1. Promote the use of strategic information for impact.  

  1. Provide technical leadership of the global malaria response.  

The new operational strategy is guided by 3 equity-oriented principles: 

  • Country ownership and leadership, with a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach.  

  • Resilient health systems to enable the success of national malaria responses.  

  • Equity in access to quality health services.