International Training Course on Management of Malaria

WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Malaria
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
in collaboration with Mekong Malaria Programme

Course Content and Organization

Course Organization

There will be a maximum of 35 participants. This one week long intensive and interactive course will have a minimum structured time of 35 tutor contact hours, consisting of lectures, case studies and discussion, laboratory practices and demonstrations, and bedside ward rounds. Daily sessions will be for 3 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon each day.

Course Venue

The course will be held at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Malaria, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

Course Contents

The essential topics in the Management of Malaria course:

  • Introduction to the course

  • Malaria global epidemiology and current situation

  • Malaria diagnosis and treatment at field level

  • Malaria control program

  • Diagnosis and management severe and uncomplicated malaria

  • Pathophysiology of malaria and severe malaria

  • Pathology: gross, light and electron microscopy of

  • falciparum malaria

  • Guideline for diagnosis and assessment of severe malaria

  • Malaria immunology and vaccine

  • Anti-malarial drug treatment

  • Management of cerebral malaria

  • Management of acute renal failure, acid-base and electrolyte disturbance

  • Management of pulmonary edema

  • Management of other severe malarial complications

  • Laboratory diagnosis  of  malaria

  • Management of severe malaria in children and pregnancy

  • Management of severe malaria in areas with limited facilities

  • Ward round

  • Case studies and Case discussion

  • Group discussion

  • Seminar*

  • Evaluation

* Please prepare information of malaria management and control activity in your country (preferably in PowerPoint) to share with the other participants.