The WHO Global Malaria Programme issues regular reports about the status of artemisinin resistance in affected countries. The reports bring together the latest findings and conclusions about the state of resistance to artemisinins and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), summarize WHO’s current policy and treatment recommendations, and highlight areas of concern.
Migrants and mobile populations face many obstacles in accessing equitable essential health care services due to factors such as living and working conditions, education level, gender, irregular migration status, language and cultural barriers, anti-migrant sentiments, and lack of migrant-inclusive health policies among others. Despite significant progress having been made in the context of malaria control in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), human movements can impact malaria transmission patterns and potentially introduce drug-resistant parasites. This legal framework review therefore serves as a guidance document on approaches to address malaria and malaria elimination for migrant and mobile populations (MMPs) in five countries of the GMS, namely Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2017–2021 for Thailand describes WHO’s medium-term strategic vision to guide the Organization’s work in Thailand. Most importantly, it describes five priority programmes on which the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand, its numerous partners, and the World Health Organization will work jointly over the next 5 years. These programmes address some of the critical public health issues facing Thailand in its unique context – an upper-middle-income country that has pioneered universal health coverage and that is committed to improving health through knowledge generation, evidenced-based policy and social/political action.
The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. World Health Statistics 2017 compiles data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, with 35 indicators, as well as data on life expectancy. This edition also includes, for the first time, success stories from several countries that are making progress towards the health-related SDG targets.