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World Malaria Day 2016, April 25

 

 
 
 
 
 
Theme 2016 : End malaria for good.
2016年的主題 : 使疟疾得到永远控制

 

 
 
 
The World Health Organization’s Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 has been developed with the aim of helping countries reduce the human suffering caused by the world’s deadliest mosquito-borne disease.
Adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015, the strategy provides comprehensive technical guidance to countries and development partners for the next 15 years, emphasizing the importance of scaling up malaria responses and moving towards elimination. It also highlights the urgent need to increase investments across all interventions – including preventive measures, diagnostic testing, treatment and disease surveillance – as well as in harnessing innovation and expanding research.
By adopting this strategy, WHO Member States have endorsed the bold vision of a world free of malaria, and set the ambitious new target of reducing the global malaria burden by 90% by 2030. They also agreed to strengthen health systems, address emerging multi-drug and insecticide resistance, and intensify national, cross-border and regional efforts to scale up malaria responses to protect everyone at risk.
By taking forward this strategy, countries will make a major contribution to implementing the post-2015 sustainable development framework. A major scale-up of malaria responses will not only help countries reach the healthrelated targets for 2030, but will contribute to poverty reduction and other development goals.
In the next 18 months, we will develop and roll out implementation plans in all WHO regions and support countries in updating their national malaria plans. We stand ready to expand our reach and increase our support to all countries irrespective of where they are along the elimination continuum.
Recent progress on malaria has shown us that, with adequate investments and the right mix of strategies, we can indeed make remarkable strides against this complicated enemy. We will need strong political commitment to see this through, and expanded financing.
We should act with resolve, and remain focused on our shared goal: to create a world in which no one dies of malaria. I remain confident that if we act with urgency and determination, we can beat this disease once and for all.
 
 Dr Margaret Chan,
WHO Director-General
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each year, WHO and partners unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. This year’s theme "End malaria for good" reflects the vision of a malaria-free world set out in the "Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030". Adopted in May 2015 by the World Health Assembly, the strategy aims to dramatically lower the global malaria burden over the next 15 years. Its goals are ambitious but attainable:
  • reducing the rate of new malaria cases by at least 90%
  • reducing malaria death rates by at least 90%
  • eliminating malaria in at least 35 countries
  • preventing a resurgence of malaria in all countries that are malaria-free
The timeline of 2016-2030 is aligned with the "2030 Agenda for sustainable development", the new global development framework endorsed by all UN Member States.
According to WHO’s "World malaria report 2015", there has been a major decline in global malaria cases and deaths since 2000. Progress was made possible through the massive expansion of effective tools to prevent and treat malaria, such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, diagnostic testing and anti-malarial medicines.

Significant challenges remain however: globally, about 3.2 billion people – nearly half of the world’s population – are at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were an estimated 214 million new cases of malaria and 438,000 deaths, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of people are still not accessing the services they need to prevent and treat malaria.



The Malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium

 
 
World Malaria Day offers an annual opportunity to highlight advances in malaria control and to commit to continued investment and action to accelerate progress against this deadly disease. To achieve the targets of the "Global technical strategy" annual investment for malaria control will need to triple from current levels, reaching US $8.7 billion annually by 2030.
 
Goals, Milestones, Targets - GLOBAL TECHNICAL STRATEGY FOR MALARIA 2016–2030
Principles - GLOBAL TECHNICAL STRATEGY FOR MALARIA 2016–2030
 
 
Strategic Framework - GLOBAL TECHNICAL STRATEGY FOR MALARIA 2016–2030
 
World Malaria Day Twitter Chat
Monday, April 25, 2016, 9:00 am to 11:30 am ET

We are hosting an #EndMalaria Twitter roundtable on World Malaria Day. Please see below for a timeline of topics, retweet to promote our chat to your followers, and ask questions and chime in using #MalariaChat!
9:00 am ET Reaching the hardest to reach
9:30 am ET Malaria in Pregnancy
10:00 am ET Harnessing innovation & expanding research
10:30 am ET The threat of drug resistance
11:00 am ET What impedes or inspires behavior adoption or change?



PHOTOS :
"End Malaria For Good" photo contest winner



EVENTS :
 
2016 World Malaria Day Symposium


A DECADE OF PROGRESS : The President's Malaria Initiative
- Tenth Annual Report to Congress | April 2016



Global Malaria: The International Centers of Excellence Centennial Celebration
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Monday, April 25, 2016

World malaria day april 25th, 2016 in bern - DNDi
REAFFIRMING SWITZERLAND'S LEADERSHIP ROLE TO END MALARIA WORLD MALARIA DAY CEREMONY 25TH OF APRIL 2016, PART I OF II ON THE FEDERAL SQUARE BERN




 
 
 
 
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MEDIA COVERAGE :
Over the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic decline in the global burden of malaria. Since 2000, nearly 60 countries have reduced their malaria cases by 75% or more, and the rate of new cases has decreased by 37% globally. But our journey is far from over. In 2015 alone, more than 400 000 people died of malaria, and there were 214 million new cases of the disease.




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