Malaria remains acute public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa – UN report

Despite major progress in the fight against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease remains an acute public health problem, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, home to 90 per cent of the world’s malaria cases, according to an annual flagship report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

World’s first malaria vaccine set for 2018 rollout in Africa after UN health agency secures funding

Having secured the funds for the initial phase of the deployment of the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today it will be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa and immunization campaigns will begin in 2018.

UN health agency’s African member States adopt new malaria framework

With Africa still accounting for more than 90 per cent of global malaria deaths in 2015, the United Nations health agency’s member States in the region have adopted a new framework on implementing a strategy towards a malaria-free continent.

On World Malaria Day, UN says world closer to eliminating ‘ancient killer’

A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released today – on World Malaria Day – shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable.

New report signals ‘significant progress’ towards malaria elimination – UN health agency

The world is making “significant progress” toward malaria elimination with prevention and treatment efforts saving more than 660 million lives and $900 million in case management costs since 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

Malaria transmissions in Africa “fewest in history” as goal is met

Fewer people in Africa than ever before are being infected by malaria, but more than 400,000 continue to die each year from it the UN health agency has said.

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UN Millennium Development Goal target to reduce malaria burden achieved

With roughly six weeks left under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of eight universally-agreed goals adopted in 2000 to rid the world of extreme poverty and disease by 2015 – global leaders, diplomats and health experts are gathering at the UN today in New York to celebrate the progress made against one of the world’s leading killers: malaria.

Report by UN and Gates Foundation presents vision for eradicating malaria by 2040

A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute.

Global malaria target met amid sharp drop in cases, but 3 billion people still at risk – UN

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 per cent since 2000, but the ancient killer remains an acute public health problem with 15 countries mainly in sub-Saharan Africa accounting for some 80 per cent of cases and deaths globally, according to a new United Nations report released today.

Malaria targets achieved but funding must triple to beat it

The ambitious global goal of tackling one of the oldest killers known to humans – malaria – has been achieved, the UN has said.

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