Malaria Elimination

"After the malaria eradication programme of the 50s and 60s, today we are much more aware of how difficult it is to achieve this goal, but this is no reason to renounce what would be one of the major achievements in the history of public health"

Regina Rabinovich, Director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at ISGlobal and ExxonMobil Malaria Scholar in Residence at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Eliminating malaria requires new tools and strategies specifically aimed at completely clearing the parasite that causes the disease, first from a given geographical area and, eventually, worldwide

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  • Malaria is a disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium genus, transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.
     
  • Approximately half of the world population lives at risk of malaria.
     
  • In 2016, malaria killed more than 445,000 people (91% of deaths occurred in Africa).
     
  • The only sustainable solution to malaria is elimination.
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