MAP work has contributed information, data, graphics and maps to many global policy design and implementation groups, and corresponding publications, including:
# World Malaria Report
The World Malaria Report, published annually by the World Health Organization (WHO), provides an in-depth analysis of progress and trends in the malaria response at global, regional and country levels. It is the result of a collaborative effort with ministries of health in affected countries and many partners around the world.
The report provides an up-to-date assessment of malaria-related policies adopted and applied in endemic countries, and contains the latest WHO recommendations on malaria prevention and control. It looks at the impact of malaria interventions on the disease burden, tracks progress towards global targets and elimination, and reviews financial resource commitments and financial gaps. A one-page country profile is included for all countries and territories with ongoing malaria transmission.
# Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016–2030
Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016–2030 (AIM) – For a Malaria-Free World builds on the success of the first Global Malaria Action Plan (2008-2015), serving as both a clarion call and a guide for collective action for all those engaged in the fight against malaria. The result of an extensive consultative process, AIM complements the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 by positioning malaria in the wider development agenda. It illustrates how reducing and eliminating malaria creates healthier, more equitable and prosperous societies, and promotes a broadly inclusive and multisectoral response. GMAP has become a valuable advocacy tool that provides the malaria community with a roadmap for progress, and an evidence-based strategy for delivering effective prevention and treatment, providing direction towards the 2030 malaria goals.
# Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016 – 2030
The malaria strategy 2016–2030 provides a comprehensive framework for countries to develop tailored programmes for accelerating towards malaria elimination. It underlines the need to ensure universal coverage of core malaria interventions, and proposes milestones and goals for 2020, 2025 and 2030. The strategy is built on three pillars:
1. Ensure universal access to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment
2. Accelerate efforts towards elimination and attainment of malaria-free status
3. Transform malaria surveillance into a core intervention
Milestones and goals are proposed for 2020, 2025 and 2030, and the global financial implications are outlined.
# Control and Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria – A Technical Brief
This technical brief reviews the biological characteristics, geographical distribution and worldwide burden of P. vivax malaria. It describes the challenges and the strategies currently employed to control and eliminate P. vivax malaria, focusing on the following areas: vector control, chemoprevention, diagnosis of P. vivax infections and of G6PD deficiency, treatment, drug resistance and surveillance.
The technical brief also describes the innovations required to facilitate P. vivax elimination and highlights the need for international donors and governments to invest in additional measures to control, eliminate and prevent re-establishment of P. vivax.