Malaria: Closer to Elimination

The world has seen a significant increase in the number of countries moving towards malaria elimination, with prevention efforts saving $900 million in health care costs over the past 14 years in many African countries, according to the new World Malaria Report 2015.

An estimated 663 million cases of malaria have been averted in sub-Saharan Africa since 2001 as a direct result of the scale-up of 3 key malaria control interventions: insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying and artemisinin-based combination therapy.

According to the report, the Millennium Development Goals that aimed to halt and reverse the global incidence of malaria between 2000 and 2015 has been achieved.
 

WHO

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