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Over the last 15 years, there has been a remarkable decline in the global malaria burden. But our journey is incomplete: In 2015 alone, malaria claimed the lives of more than 400 000 people, mainly young African children, and there were 214 million new cases of the disease. A new video from the WHO Global Malaria Programme highlights achievements in malaria control and a global strategy to address remaining gaps. The video is available in English and French.

New WHO report: “Eliminating malaria”

A new report from WHO, released on World Malaria Day, shines a spotlight on countries that are on track to eliminate malaria in the next 5 years. According to the analysis presented in this report, 21 countries are in a position to achieve at least 1 year of zero indigenous malaria cases by 2020, including 6 countries in the African Region, where the burden of the disease is heaviest.

GMP electronic newsletter

Our electronic newsletter contains a summary of all news updates and document releases.

Country profiles

Detailed profiles are available for all countries with ongoing malaria transmission.

World Malaria Report 2015

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

The strategy aims to reduce global malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90% by 2030.

Visual refresh

The Global Malaria Programme has streamlined the design of its publications.

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