Case Management Working Group (CMWG)
- Reference documents
- Dr Patrick Kachur (CDC)
Dr Ambrose Talisuna(WWARN)
- Working Group Secretariat:
- RBM Secretariat Focal point:
- Dr Jan Van Erps
- Next meeting:
- 1st Qtr 2014 - TBC
Description of group:
The Case Management Working Group (CMWG) was created in 2003, at a time when there was little consensus on what combination therapies for malaria had to include. One of the major contributions of this Working Group was to generate agreement on artemisinine based combination therapies (ACT). Since 2003, funding for malaria has increased. New actors have joined the Partnership's work on overcoming challenges to accessible treatment. With the launch of the Global Malaria Action Plan in September 2008, scaling up efforts need to be part of a long-term strategy for achieving the ultimate goal - elimination.
In November 2008, the 15th RBM Partnership Board meeting endorsed the revitalization of the RBM CMWG. The rationale for this decision was the recognition that there remain enormous challenges to scaling up timely access to effective treatment which is essential to achieving the RBM targets and Millennium Development Goals. At best, 20% of fever cases are managed within 20 hours with recommended treatment. In accordance with the Operating Framework of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, the malaria Case Management Working Group (CMWG) has been re-established by the Board in July 2009, following a period of relative inactivity.
The Case Management Working Group is mandated by the RBM Partnership Board to make recommendations on steps needed for scaling up implementation of national and international policies and recommendations in the field of malaria case management. The CMWG will act as an advisory body for the RBM Partnership on case management.
For further information please refer to the CMWG Revised Terms of Reference adopted at the 18th RBM Board meeting in May 2010.
The CMWG has established 4 work streams for further development within the context of the 2010-2011 RBM Partnership Workplan.