WHO, Partners Recognize World Malaria Day Theme, ‘Ready To Beat Malaria’

WHO: World Malaria Day 2018: Ready to beat malaria
“WHO joins partner organizations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, ‘Ready to beat malaria.’ This theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria…” (4/25).

WHO EMRO: World Malaria Day 2018: We are ready to beat malaria
“…In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the number of malaria cases increased from 3.9 million in 2015 to 4.3 million in 2016 with 8,200 deaths. … On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018, Dr. Jaouad Mahjour, acting WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, said that, ‘Although coverage of main interventions in endemic countries is increasing it falls short of universal health coverage targets. Humanitarian emergencies taking place in some countries are decreasing the capacity of malaria programs and insufficient resources in high-burden countries are among the main challenges’…” (4/25).

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