The Malaria Technical Advisory Group (Malaria TAG) has been established in 2015 to serve as the principal advisory group to PAHO / AMRO on matters related to malaria and as a mechanism to coordinate and provide technical guidance to malaria efforts throughout the Region of the Americas; covering all contexts in the control to elimination continuum (prevention, control, elimination, prevention of re-introduction). The Malaria TAG brings together distinguished professionals who have been selected based on their experience and familiarity to the malaria context globally and in the Region; and their expertise in the fields of malaria policy and program management, case management, epidemiology, public health, entomology/vector borne diseases, infectious diseases, hospital and laboratory management and practices, health-care administration and finances, health economics, drug quality, disease elimination, and other related areas Since its inaugural meeting in October 2015, the Malaria TAG has provided guidance in the consolidation, development, and implementation of the Region’s Plan of Action for Malaria Elimination, 2016-2020, including advice on important concerns and evolving malaria challenges in the Region.
The third meeting of the Malaria Technical Advisory Group (Malaria TAG) was convened on June 7– 8, 2017 at PAHO Headquarters in Washington DC to review the progress of key malaria efforts...
Documentation Related to latest Meeting
Background and Terms of Reference
Established and convened in 2015, the Malaria Technical Advisory Group (Malaria TAG) will serve as the mechanism to coordinate and provide technical guidance to malaria efforts throughout the Region of the Americas...
Meetings / Operational Procedures / Observes
The Malaria TAG will meet regularly (once a year) for two to three days. The frequency and duration of meetings may be adjusted as necessary. The Malaria TAG recommendations are taken by consensus...
WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)
The Malaria TAG will be complementary to the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), which provides global technical guidance on malaria as it will focus on contextual specificities in the Region of the Americas.