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Global technical strategy for malaria 2016–2030

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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 the period from 2016 to 2030. This global strategy will provide Member States with updated, comprehensive and evidence-based technical guidance for accelerated action to control and eliminate malaria (covering all intervention areas), and for setting strategic directions and targets beyond 2015. Global Technical Strategy 2016-2030 was endorsed in sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, May 2015 (WHA68.2).

The GTS was developed in close collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership’s Action and Investment to defeat malaria 2016-2030 – for a malaria-free world, which focus on global advocacy, resource mobilization, partner harmonization, the engagement of non-health sectors, and global, regional and country-level planning for the implementation of the Global Technical Strategy. 

The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Action Plan for malaria control and elimination 2016–2020 was developed considering the WHO Regional (EM/RC55/R.9) and Global resolutions pertaining to malaria control and elimination and other related regional and strategies and frameworks including Integrated Vector Management and Public Health Pesticides management frameworks. The goal, objectives, targets and approaches of the Regional Action Plan are in line with Global Technical Strategy (GTS) 2016-2030. In October 2015, the Regional Committee endorsed the regional malaria action plan 2016–2020 for implementation of the Global technical strategy for malaria (EM/RC62/R.1).

Related links

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria

Action and Investment to defeat malaria 2016–2030 (AIM) – for a malaria-free world

WHA68.2 Global technical strategy and targets for malaria 2016–2030

EM/RC55.R.9 Malaria elimination in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: vision, requirements and strategic outline 

Information resources

MosquitoGlobal Malaria Mapper

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