Friday, 28 April 2017

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Roll Back Malaria - “A Decade of Partnership and Results”

rollbackGlobal action to combat malaria has reduced deaths by more than one third, saving 1.1 million lives in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade.

The United Nations Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa, established in 2001, will conclude this year. In this context, the Secretary-General is launching a report today, titled “A Decade of Partnership and Results”.

The report finds that the world has made remarkable gains against malaria in the past ten years, increasing optimism that an end to the disease is in sight. According to the report global malaria deaths have dropped by an estimated 38%, with 43 countries (11 of them in Africa) cutting malaria cases or deaths by 50% or more, reversing the trend of the previous decade and saving over a million lives.

The report takes stock of the achievements and also gives direction to the anti-malaria community for the next five years.

Efforts to fight malaria are more successful than ever, but the gains that have been made in the past decade are still fragile. Continued success requires building on what works, rapidly anticipating the need for and developing new strategies and tools, addressing threats head on and ensuring that successful investments are not lost due to competing global priorities.

Download the Report in English: A Decade of Partnership and Results [in French]

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