Malaria control and elimination

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After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has levelled off.  According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains were made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435 000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year.

Urgent action is needed to get the global response to malaria back on track – and ownership of the challenge lies in the hands of countries most affected by malaria. On World Malaria Day 2019, WHO joins the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the African Union Commission and other partner organizations in promoting “Zero malaria starts with me,,” a grassroots campaign that aims to keep malaria high on the political agenda, mobilize additional resources, and empower communities to take ownership of malaria prevention and care.

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News

Global response to malaria at crossroads: WHO report shows gains are levelling

28 November 2017 | Geneva - After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled, according to the World malaria report 2017. There were an estimated 5 million more...

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25 April 2017 – A WHO-coordinated programme will pilot world’s first malaria vaccine in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi in 2018. The injectable vaccine was developed to protect young children from...

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In focus

Following a request by the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) in 2012, the WHO began coordinating the development of a Global Technical Strategy (GTS) for malaria control and elimination for...

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Events

World Malaria Day 2018: We are ready to beat malaria

25 April 2018, Cairo - On World Malaria Day 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are calling on all concerned parties to be ready to end malaria...

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Information resources

Malaria threats map

Statistics and figures

In the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region:

291 million people at risk for malaria in 2015 111 million at high risk

Estimated malaria case incidence decreased by 11% between 2010  and 2015

Estimated malaria mortality rate reduced by 6% between 2010 and 2015