World Malaria Day - 25 April 2017

Malaria net, Africa 2016

A push for prevention

7 March 2017 -- This year’s global theme for World Malaria Day is End Malaria for Good. In the lead-up to 25 April, WHO is shining a spotlight on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually. Since 2000, malaria prevention has played an important role in reducing cases and deaths, primarily through the scale up of insecticide-treated nets and indoor spraying with insecticides.

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212 millionIn 2015, there were 212 million cases of malaria worldwide.

Progress report on malaria


21%Between 2010 and 2015, there was global decrease in malaria incidence.

Key facts from malaria report


29%Between 2010 and 2015, there was decrease in global malaria mortality rates.

10 facts on malaria