Photo: Sephi Bergerson

New WHO malaria report findings prompt countries with highest burden of malaria to take action, with support from donor countries

Seattle, November 19, 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) released its annual World Malaria Report today, showing that progress against malaria has leveled off. After more than a decade of rapid declines in malaria cases and deaths – saving 7 million lives since the height of the malaria crisis in the early 2000s – malaria is creeping back in some of the highest burden areas.

To get the reduction in malaria cases and deaths back on track, the WHO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria and partners are joining a new country-led response coinciding with the report’s launch.

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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THE END OF MALARIA
STARTS NOW