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A mother holding her child in front of a bed equipped with a long-lasting insecticidal net in northern Kenya.
Sarah Hoibak/UNHCR

Malaria is present in almost one hundred countries and threatens nearly half of the world’s population. According to WHO’s latest estimates, about 214 million cases of malaria occurred in 2015 (range: 149–303 million) and the disease caused an estimated 438 000 deaths (range: 236 000–635 000), mostly in children under five years of age. WHO recommends a multi-pronged strategy to prevent, control and eliminate malaria, which includes vector control interventions, preventive therapies, diagnostic testing and treatment with quality-assured artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), as well as strong malaria surveillance.

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

Adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015, this strategy aims to reduce global malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90% by 2030.

World Malaria Report 2014

This report summarizes information received from 97 malaria-endemic countries and other sources.

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