World Malaria Day 2017 [EN/AR/RU/ZH]
As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, there is much to celebrate.
According to the latest estimates from WHO:
- New malaria cases fell by 21% between 2010 and 2015 worldwide.
Malaria death rates fell by 29% in the same 5-year period.
Between 2010 and 2015, many regions made impressive progress in reducing their malaria burden.
In sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains heavily concentrated, malaria case incidence and death rates fell by 21% and 31%, respectively, over this 5-year period.
In 2015, the European Region was malaria-free: all 53 countries in the region reported at least 1 year of zero locally-acquired cases of malaria.
Other malaria-affected regions have made substantial gains in their malaria responses, as seen in the table below