Malaria prevention works: let's close the gap

World Malaria Day 2017


Publication details

Number of pages: 28
Publication date: April 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HMT/GMP/2017.6


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On World Malaria Day 2017, WHO is placing a special focus on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the burden of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually.

This new report offers a brief summary of WHO-recommended tools in the malaria prevention arsenal. It is divided into 2 parts: the first chapter focuses on core vector control measures, and the second on preventive treatment strategies for the most vulnerable groups in Africa. It addresses a key biological threat – mosquito resistance to insecticides – and highlights the need for new anti-malaria tools.

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