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Assessing the feasibility of eliminating malaria

A woman putting a mosquito net, Tanzania
WHO/S. Hollyman

24 April 2014 -- On World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO is launching a manual to help countries to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards malaria elimination. The new guide, "From malaria control to malaria elimination: a manual for elimination scenario planning", will provide countries with a framework to assess different scenarios and timelines for moving towards elimination, depending on programme coverage and funding availability.

World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the future. Defeat malaria

UNHCR/S. Hoibak

15 April 2014 – On the occasion of World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014, WHO is focusing on helping countries move towards malaria elimination. Since 2000, there has been a 42% reduction in the global malaria mortality rate and many countries have declared malaria elimination as a national goal. World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment to support countries in their efforts to control and eliminate this deadly disease. The theme for the 2013-2015 campaign is Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.

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