The National Malaria Control Centre (NMCC), a department of the Zambia Department of Public Health and Research, Ministry of Health, is implementing one of the most ambitious malaria control efforts in Africa. We provide technical support and coordination for national malaria control in collaboration with a range of partners.
Malaria treatment guidelines updated for 2014
The Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria in Zambia, which provides Zambia's health workers with information on the diagnosis and management of malaria at all levels of the country's health care system, received an update recently. The fourth edition of the guidelines reflects the most recent policy recommendations, particularly in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria, severe malaria, and malaria in pregnancy. To read the new guidelines, click here.
Monthly malaria Journal Club launched
The Journal Club, a great new resource for the malaria community, was recently launched in January. Meeting once a month at the NMCC, the aim of the Journal Club is to be a forum where staff, students, researchers, and anyone else interested in malaria-related science can get together and discuss the latest scientific findings. The meeting format consists of a short presentation highlighting the key features and findings of a selected paper. Then either during the presentation or afterwards, there is time to discuss other people’s views, to clarify any misunderstandings and to see how the paper relates to the current situation in Zambia or more specifically to projects that are planned or even being implemented.
For more information, visit malariajc.com.