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

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Cover of the World Malaria Report 2017World malaria report 201728 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 malaria cases in 2016 than in 2015. Malaria deaths stood at around 445 000, a similar number to the previous year.

“In recent years, we have made major gains in the fight against malaria,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “We are now at a turning point. Without urgent action, we risk going backwards, and missing the global malaria targets for 2020 and beyond.”

The WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria calls for reductions of at least 40% in malaria case incidence and mortality rates by the year 2020. According to WHO’s latest malaria report, the world is not on track to reach these critical milestones.

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Ressources d'information

MosquitoGlobal Malaria Mapper (Outil cartographique pour le paludisme dans le monde)

Statistiques

Dans la Région OMS de la Méditerranée orientale :

291 millions de personnes ont été exposées à un risque de paludisme en 2015, dont 111 millions à un risque élevé

L’incidence des cas estimés de paludisme a baissé de 11 % entre 2010  et 2015

Le taux estimé de mortalité due au paludisme a baissé de 6 % entre 2010 et 2015