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To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.
For the second consecutive year, the annual report produced by WHO reveals a plateauing in numbers of people affected by malaria: But in the years prior, the number of people contracting malaria globally had been steadily falling, from million in to million in But the world faces a new reality: So today we are launching a country-focused and -led plan to take comprehensive action against malaria by making our work more effective where it counts most — at local level.
Despite marginal increases in recent years in the distribution and use of insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa — the primary tool for preventing malaria — the report highlights major coverage gaps. Inan estimated half of at-risk people in Africa did not sleep under a treated net.
Also, fewer homes are being protected by indoor residual spraying than before, and access to preventive therapies that protect pregnant women and children from malaria remains too low.
High impact response needed In line with WHO's strategic vision to scale up activities to protect people's health, the new country-driven "High burden to high impact" response plan has been launched to support nations with most malaria cases and deaths.
The response follows a call made by Dr Tedros at the World Health Assembly in May for an aggressive new approach to jump-start progress against malaria. It is based on four pillars: Galvanizing national and global political attention to reduce malaria deaths; Driving impact through the strategic use of information; Establishing best global guidance, policies and strategies suitable for all malaria endemic countries; and Implementing a coordinated country response.
Catalyzed by WHO and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, "High burden to high impact" builds on the principle that no one should die from a disease that can be easily prevented and diagnosed, and that is entirely curable with available treatments.
Pockets of progress The report highlights some positive progress. The number of countries nearing elimination continues to grow 46 in compared to 37 in Meanwhile in China and El Salvador, where malaria had long been endemic, no local transmission of malaria was reported inproof that intensive, country-led control efforts can succeed in reducing the risk people face from the disease.
InWHO certified Paraguay as malaria free, the first country in the Americas to receive this status in 45 years.
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Three other countries — Algeria, Argentina and Uzbekistan — have requested official malaria-free certification from WHO. Also in Rwanda, fewer cases were recorded in compared to Ethiopia and Pakistan both reported marked decreases of more than in the same period.
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