Statement on the World Health Organization World Malaria Report 2017

Seattle, November 29, 2017 – This year’s World Malaria Report exposes the high stakes of maintaining the progress the world has made against malaria since 2000, an achievement that makes it one of the best global health success stories of our time.

While the World Health Organization’s (WHO) report shows a continued overall trend in decline in malaria deaths, it confirms that the tremendous gains driving down malaria cases and deaths has stalled and the world is off-track for achieving the first of global elimination targets by 2020. The report also highlights a flatlining of global funding for malaria control and elimination and, that while malaria surveillance and reporting have become more sophisticated, significant challenges remain...

FuelING the Fight to End Malaria

We envision a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments – ending malaria within our generation.

historic,
global progress

Thanks to sustained efforts by the US and partner governments, non-profit organizations and individuals, the world has made historic progress in the fight against malaria. This progress has unlocked immeasurable human potential, improved the health of hundreds of millions of people and will save and improve lives for generations to come.

~7 MILLION

LIVES SAVED

>1 BILLION

CASES PREVENTED

Global malaria control ranks as one of the great public health success stories since the start of this century.

— MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 2007-2017

ACCELERATING THE PATH TO ELIMINATION

Thanks to historic progress against this disease, the world has set its sights on an ambitious target: ending malaria in our lifetimes. With 21 countries on track to eliminate malaria by 2020, the next three years are critical to ensure that the funding, innovation and leadership are in place to meet this milestone and put us on the path to make malaria no more.

Cumulative returns on investment if we end malaria within a generation

SAVE

11 MILLION

ADDITIONAL LIVES

PREVENT

4 BILLION

CASES OF MALARIA

UNLOCK

$2 TRILLION

IN ECONOMIC IMPACT

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