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2 billion mosquito nets delivered worldwide

66顺彩票app16 January 2020 – Since 2004, insecticide-treated nets have been the mainstay of malaria prevention efforts, protecting millions of families from death and disease. WHO joins the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in marking an important milestone: the delivery of the 2 billionth net worldwide.

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A word from the Director

23 December 2019 – In his latest bi-annual message to partners, Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, reflects on the findings of the World malaria report 201966顺彩票app, the “High burden high impact” approach, the malaria vaccine pilot programme, and more.


Countries of the Greater Mekong zero in on falciparum malaria

18 December 2019 – The 6 countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion continue to make significant gains in their battle to eliminate malaria by 2030. According to the latest bulletin from the WHO Mekong Malaria Elimination programme, the reported number of P. falciparum cases dropped by 65% in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year. This accelerated decrease is especially critical in view of the ongoing threat posed by drug resistance.

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World malaria report 2019

4 December 2019 – The scourge of malaria continues to strike hardest against pregnant women and young children in Africa. According to the World malaria report 201966顺彩票app, scaling up efforts to reduce cases and deaths among these 2 populations would provide a significant boost in the fight against malaria.

Mother and child in DRC

Unitaid seeks proposals to expand malaria chemoprevention for infants following new malaria report

4 December 2019 – Unitaid today issued a call for proposals aimed at accelerating the adoption and scale-up of intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi) in sub-Saharan Africa, a move that responds to priorities outlined in the World malaria report 2019.

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Anopheles mosquitoes responsible for transmitting malaria

New tools, technologies and approaches for vector control

66顺彩票app11 November 2019 –This overview provides non-experts with an introduction to the rapidly evolving field of new interventions for vector control which have been submitted to WHO for evaluation.

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228 millionmalaria cases worldwide in 2018

Progress report


405 000malaria deaths worldwide in 2018

Press release


2.7 billionResources available for malaria in 2018 (in US$)

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Malaria eradication

Targeting a malaria-free world

After a 3-year study of trends and future projections, WHO’s Strategic advisory group on malaria eradication has published a set of key findings and recommendations from their work. A detailed report is expected early next year.

Key initiatives

High burden to high impact

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Approximately 70% of the world’s malaria cases are concentrated in just 11 countries. This new approach aims to accelerate progress in countries with a high burden of malaria.

E-2020 initiative

In 2016, WHO identified 21 countries, spanning 5 regions, that could defeat malaria by 2020. A new report charts their progress.

Vaccine pilot programme

In 2019, Ghana, Malawi and Kenya have rolled out the world’s first malaria vaccine in selected areas through a WHO-coordinated pilot programme.

Areas of work

Health topics

Media centre

The media centre bring together fact sheets, Q&As, news releases, feature stories and videos on malaria.

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Policy guidance

This pilot section of our website, launched in June 2019, contains all of WHO’s current policy guidance pertaining to malaria.

Policy process

This section presents an initial mapping of WHO's policy-making process for malaria, as well as high-level descriptions of each step.

Maps and data

Malaria eliminating countries

This interactive map provides the latest information on progress and challenges in 21 countries on their path towards elimination.

Malaria Threats Map

This interactive map presents data on the status of malaria vector resistance, P. falciparum gene deletions, and antimalarial efficacy and resistance.

Data resources

Check out the data and statistics page for resources and evidence-based data on malaria control.

Advisory bodies

Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)

The MPAC provides independent, strategic advice to WHO on all policy areas relating to malaria control and elimination.

Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG)

The VCAG serves as an advisory body on new tools, technologies and approaches for the control of vector-borne diseases.

Other advisory bodies

The Global Malaria Programme holds regular expert meetings to provide evidence-based options for recommendations.


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Global Technical Strategy

GTS/ SDGs - timeline

The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 calls for a reduction in global malaria incidence and mortality rates of at least 90% by 2030. It shares the same timeline as the Sustainable Development Goals.

More on malaria

Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. P. falciparum is the most prevalent malaria parasite in Africa and responsible for most malaria deaths globally. P. vivax is the dominant parasite outside of sub-Saharan Africa.

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The Global Malaria Programme is responsible for coordinating WHO's global efforts to control and eliminate malaria. You can contact us at:

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