Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The Malaria Network Web Site

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The Malaria Network Web Site

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http://www.malarianetwork.org A joint collaboration between the World Health Organization and the World Bank, maintained by the Department of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, World Health Organization, Geneva.

The Malaria Network web site has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the World Bank to meet the needs of programme managers and senior health officers with specific responsibilities for implementation of malaria control. The principal objectives of the network are to facilitate the exchange of technical and managerial information and experiences relevant to the control of malaria.

The site consists of two main sections: a general section that can be accessed freely and a restricted-access area for which participants need a user name and password provided by the web site administrator. The password-protected pages include restricted malaria-related documents and a discussion forum for malaria control programme managers and other experts to discuss specific operational issues. The following information is available from the free access area:

* details on operational issues for malaria prevention and control;

* WHO publications and documents on malaria;

* news relevant to malaria-related issues (press releases, fact sheets, and epidemiological information);

* links to major malaria-related web sites and other sites relevant to malaria prevention and control;

* lists of upcoming conferences and seminars.

The Malaria Network web site has been designed to be simple, clear and attractive to users, and the use of many colours and complicated designs has been avoided. A search facility has been included to permit easy access to available material. …

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