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WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapter Focusing On Malaria

WHO: Malaria: retreat of a centuries-old scourge
This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on malaria. “Energized in 2007 by a call for malaria eradication, the world united around a new agenda to control and eliminate this ancient scourge. Better drugs and diagnostics emerged, and WHO-driven policies led to free insecticide-treated bednets, prequalification of new drugs, and treatment only after diagnosis to prevent drug resistance. Malaria deaths dropped 62 percent from 2000 to 2015, and WHO set an ambitious global technical strategy for malaria through 2030, built from the efforts of more than 400 experts from 70 countries” (April 2017).