WHO global health days

World Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria

Malaria campaign in Latin America 2014
PAHO

23 April 2015 -- For World Malaria Day, 25 April, WHO calls on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year.

World Malaria Day 2015: Invest in the future. Defeat malaria

Women reading malaria brochure, Tanzania
COMMIT Project Tanzania/Rob Ainslie

13 April 2015 -- On World Malaria Day 2015, WHO is calling on the global health community to address major gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, and is issuing updated malaria treatment guidelines. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year.

Highlights

fact buffet

198 million estimated cases of malaria in 2013.

Facts from 2014 malaria report

584 000estimated deaths caused by malaria in 2013.

Fact sheet on malaria

55 countrieson track to reduce malaria incidence by 75% by 2015.

World Malaria Report 2014