World Malaria Day 2018
25 Apr 2018
Each year the World Health Organisation (WHO) highlights World Malaria Day as a way of getting a key message out about malaria. This year the key message focuses on:
'Ready to Beat Malaria'
- There continues to be a commitment within the global malaria community to make the world malaria free.
- The 2017 World Malaria report highlights areas where great progress has been made towards eradication whilst also showing areas where disease has worsened.
- Current progress is insufficient to meet the 2020 goal of 40% reduction in malaria incidence and death rates.
Countries with ongoing transmission fall into two categories:
- Those heading towards elimination.
- Those with a high burden of disease and significant increases in diesease.
WHO calls for greater investment in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. More information on 2018 World Malaria Day can be accessed here