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The most recent World Malaria Report, released in late 2017, held some sobering news. For the first time in recent years, progress against malaria appears to have stalled. From 2010 to 2015, there were steady reductions in numbers of malaria cases, mirroring substantial reductions in the number of estimated deaths caused by malaria. However, in 2016, there were an estimated 5 million more cases worldwide than in 2015, with the number of deaths staying more or less constant, for the first time since 2000.
Malaria elimination is possible within a generation. But controlling malaria and eliminating malaria are different, and each pose certain challenges. Overcoming the unique challenges of malaria elimination is essential to meeting this goal, and the barriers presented in malaria elimination settings will require different strategies and policies.
The World Health Organization is joining a worldwide call to stop a resurgence of malaria that threatens much of the progress made over the past decade. To mark World Malaria Day, WHO is pushing for urgent action – and money – to get the global fight against this ancient scourge back on track.
A four-year old girl has died of a severe form of malaria contracted in Italy, where the disease is supposed to have been eradicated years ago nearly half a century ago. Italy’s health ministry on Tuesday said it was sending experts to investigate the death Sofia Zago, who died in hospital in the northern city of Brescia overnight between Sunday and Monday.
New research suggests that the ability of children in Africa to perform well in school could be dramatically improved through basic malaria education and treatment. While less fatal among older children, malaria infections often reduce a child’s ability to concentrate.
Two days before delivering his last State of the Union address, President Obama called one of his top advisers into the Oval Office and said he had decided to add a major pledge to the speech that his team had neither discussed nor vetted: to rid the world of malaria… The result was two sentences in his State of the Union address about how, in part through American commitment, the world could soon “end the scourge of H.I.V./AIDS.”
The World Health Organization reported the agency would begin testing a promising malaria vaccine in October to see if it should be used in African countries affected by the parasitic disease.