World Malaria Day 2018: Ready to beat malaria

World Malaria Day 2018: Ready to beat malaria
Sleeping under an insecticide-treated net is one the most effective ways to prevent malaria. ©WHO/S.Torfinn

Today is World Malaria Day, under the theme ‘Ready to beat malaria’. The global response to malaria is at a crossroads. After an unprecedented period of success in malaria control, progress has stalled. In 2016, there were 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries – a return to 2012 levels. Fifteen countries – all but one in sub-Saharan Africa – carry 80% of the global malaria burden.

Urgent action is required to get the global fight against malaria back on track. That’s why WHO and its partners are calling for greater investment and expanded coverage of proven tools that prevent, diagnose and treat malaria.

Get involved in the campaign to beat malaria here or download the campaign materials from the RBM Partnership to End Malaria.


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