World Malaria Report 2012 released

Today marks the release of the World Malaria Report 2012, the latest edition of the World Health Organization’s annually produced report that compiles the most recent available data from malaria-endemic countries and partners, and provides valuable analyses of progress and trends. The 2012 report summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report.

Among its findings, the report details that funding for malaria control, while falling short of the US$ 5.1 billion required to achieve universal cover of malaria interventions, has risen over the past decade and, as a result, enabled endemic countries to greatly increase access to diagnostic and treatment services and malaria preventive interventions, such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). According to the report, the percentage of households owning at least one ITN in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have risen from 3% in 2000 to 53% in 2012. The report also covers policy development, financing of malaria control, progress in vector control, progress on chemoprevention, progress in diagnostic testing and malaria treatment, malaria surveillance, and changes in malaria incidence and mortality.

To view the full report, click here.

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