Attached is the 2017 World Malaria Report that was recently released by the WHO. The most striking point is that malaria cases went up in 2016 (216 million) compared to the previous year (211 million), up 5 million. The malaria control programs in several countries have stalled! The WHO African region accounted for 90 % of the all cases. Fifteen countries accounted for 80% of malaria burden. Fourteen of them are in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Let us go back and see what is not working!
Global disease burden and trends
In 2016, 91 countries reported a total of 216 million cases of malaria, an increase of 5 million cases
over the previous year. The global tally of malaria deaths reached 445 000 deaths, about the same
number reported in 2015.
Although malaria case incidence has fallen globally since 2010, the rate of decline has stalled and
even reversed in some regions since 2014. Mortality rates have followed a similar pattern.
The WHO African Region continues to account for about 90% of malaria cases and deaths
worldwide. Fifteen countries – all but one in sub-Saharan Africa – carry 80% of the global malaria
burden. Clearly, if we are to get the global malaria response back on track, supporting the most
heavily affected countries in this region must be our primary focus.
Link leads to: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259492/1/9789241565523-eng.pdf?ua=1