Eliminating malaria

This short report provides a broad overview of the history of malaria control/elimination from the 1930s onward, the current Global Technical Strategy for 2030, anticipated challenges, and highlights of success cases in each WHO region. The language is very simple and it includes explanations of current tools and the distinction between control, elimination, and eradication. Would be appropriate for policy makers and others who require an easy to understand overview of the field.

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Publication date: April 2016
Source: WHO

Achieving the Malaria MDG Target: Reversing the Incidence of Malaria 2000-2015

In this joint publication, UNICEF and the World Health Organization report that between 2000 and 2015, malaria mortality rates among children under age 5 fell by 65 per cent, saving an estimated 5.9 million lives. The report highlights the remarkable global and regional progress made against malaria, and the main challenges that remain in controlling and eliminating this disease, which still poses a threat to about 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population.

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Publication date: 2015

Source: WHO; UNICEF

Planning meeting for operational research on malaria elimination

A report from the October 2013 planning meeting for operational research on malaria elimination, organized by the WHO, to review the malaria operational research landscape; identify operational challenges, bottlenecks and priority research questions in the transition from malaria control towards elimination; and reach agreement among the meeting participants on the next steps, roles and responsibilities.

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Publication date: May 2014
Source: World Health Organization

Implementation of General Assembly resolution 66/289 on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015

A report providing a review of progress in the implementation of resolution 66/289, focusing on the adoption and scaling-up of interventions recommended by the World Health Organization in 99 countries with ongoing malaria transmission and key challenges impeding progress, including a shortfall in financing for malaria control globally.

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Publication date: April 2013