Please see attached link on an article in the New York times titled "Hard Times in Venezuela Breed Malaria as Desperate Flock to Mines". This is a sharp contrast to the Sri-Lankan example shared some weeks ago on how the WHO declared Sri-Lanka Malaria free.
One of the comments on the article which I really found interesting was by by Elizabeth Ivanovich from DC. It reads "Despite being a forerunner in the fight against malaria, Venezuela has joined the dozens of countries over the past century that have seen a rebound in malaria cases after taking a foot off the gas pedal of their malaria control efforts. While malaria is now becoming a public health emergency in Venezuela, it is important to recognize that this did not happen overnight and it is not solely a product of illegal gold mining. While every other country in South America has markedly reduced malaria cases and deaths over the past fifteen years, Venezuela saw a steady increase even before the current crisis. Now Venezuela has the most malaria cases per year of any country in the Western Hemisphere, taking over from Brazil -- a country with a population six times as large"
This further reiterates the need for multi-pronged approach and involvement of various sectors in Malaria and other disease control in general. We have to always find ways to address the Social Determinants of Health.
Link leads to: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/world/venezuela-malaria-mines.html