World Malaria Day 2017 [EN/AR/RU/ZH]

from World Health Organization
Published on 21 Apr 2017 View Original

key messages

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