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New momentum in the malaria fight

WHO’s latest World malaria report finds that approximately 70% of the world’s malaria burden is concentrated in 11 countries – 10 on the African continent, plus India. The report was launched in conjunction with a new approach to jumpstart progress against malaria in countries hardest hit by the disease.

World malaria report

Illustration for the WMR2018 (315x108)

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.


Accelerating progress in Africa will be critical to achieving our ultimate goal: a world free of malaria (animated illustration)

All recent infographics related to World Malaria Day and the World malaria report.

Letter to partners

In his bi-annual letter, Dr Pedro Alonso shares information and updates from the Global Malaria Programme over the previous 6-month period.

Messages from the Director-General


Visual refresh

The Global Malaria Programme has streamlined the design of its publications.

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For the latest news and developments from the Global Malaria Programme, we encourage you to subscribe to both our e-newsletter and “malaria news” listserv.

Bulletin articles

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