In September 2019, the Lancet Commission on malaria eradication provided recommendations across ten thematic areas – ranging from improving data for decision-making to leveraging the private sector to increasing domestic financing – for countries to consider as they refine their malaria strategies and strive towards elimination. The Commission’s Secretariat, at the UCSF Malaria Elimination Initiative, has developed briefings on two of these recommendations to illustrate the experiences of countries that have been successfully operationalizing the approaches highlighted by the Commission, thus helping to accelerate the trajectory to malaria eradication. The briefings are intended to increase the visibility of country leadership and innovation.
Briefing #1: All-of-society approaches to malaria elimination: Examples from Thailand and Zambia
A six-page briefing focusing on all-of-society approaches to malaria elimination, featuring collaborative approaches in Thailand and faith community engagement in Zambia. The examples in Thailand and Zambia demonstrate the impact that invested communities, governments, civil society organizations, and faith leaders can have on elimination efforts when the public health sector actively engages them as partners in the fight against malaria.
Briefing #2: Supporting new product availability: Early experience with tafenoquine regulation
A six-page briefing focusing on supporting new product availability, featuring the early experience of the regulatory approval of single-dose tafenoquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria. Although the implementation of tafenoquine is still in a nascent stage, the drug’s approval processes offer potential lessons for other new and emerging malaria tools and products.