WHO Solicits Input

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a consultative process to solicit input on a prioritization framework for the research and development (R&D) of malaria health products. A draft report titled, “Analysis of Malaria R&D Priorities,” identifies five key challenges that represent threats or barriers to achieving the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 goals. This early draft copy of the report is being shared at a time when WHO is exploring how best to guide and support the development of priority solutions to meet public health needs.

WHO encourages feedback on its draft report through February 28, 2019, including the correction of errors or omissions, updates to product development pipelines, and perspectives on the approach to prioritization. Feedback should be directed to RDMalaria by February 28, 2019.

The report and prioritization framework were developed by the WHO Global Observatory on health research and development, WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, and Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA). For more information on the background of the analysis of Malaria R&D Priorities, visit the WHO website.