World Malaria Report 2008

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 190
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 156369 7
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/GMP/2008.1


Summary & Key points


Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease.