The Roll Back Malaria Partnership Case Management Working Group (CMWG) convened a workshop in April 2013 to review the current state of knowledge and lessons learnt about the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria in the private retail sector. At this meeting, it was agreed to develop the findings into a paper that would put the available information into the public domain.
In 2014, TMPC was asked to undertake an independent evaluation of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s Resource Mobilisation Strategy 2012-2015. This was originally developed by RBM to increase the funding of efforts to control and eliminate malaria in order to meet the targets set in the Global Malaria Action Plan. The report was presented to the RBM Board at its meeting in Bangkok in December 2014.
In May 2015, Ian Boulton was asked to present on “Avoid Delays: Getting Deployment Right” at the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) D3 Conference. The D3 Conferences look at issues concerning the discovery and development of new drugs for NTDs, but the purpose of this presentation was to highlight the importance of planning early for the deployment of the drug, especially around the regulatory and production plans as well as the optimisation of the manufacturing process.