World Malaria Report 2018

27 November 2018

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The World Malaria Report 2018 shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled.

Data from 2015–2017 has highlighted that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435,000 related deaths in 2017.

The World Malaria Report 2018 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.

As a result of the stalling of progress, WHO and its partners are joining a new country-led response (launched 19 November 2018) in order to scale up prevention and treatment. More information can be accessed on the World Health Organization (WHO) website

Source: WHO, 19 November 2018

Further details and guidance are also available for clinicians on the TRAVAX website and advice for the general public can be found on the fitfortravel website