World Health Assembly adopts new resolution on malaria

01 June 2021

Article: 55/2203

The World Health Assembly, the main governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), has adopted a new resolution that aims to revitalize and accelerate efforts to end malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that claims more than 400,000 lives annually.

The resolution urges member states to step up the pace of progress through plans and approaches that are consistent with the WHO updated global malaria strategy and the WHO guidelines for malaria. Furthermore, countries are urged to extend investment in, and support for, health services, sustain and scale up sufficient funding for the global malaria response, and boost investment in the research and development of new tools.

Source: WHO, 28 May 2021