Freeing our most vulnerable populations from the threat of malaria
While malaria was the world’s leading cause of death less than a century ago, global efforts have dramatically reduced the number of malaria cases and deaths in recent years.
Malaria still poses an overwhelming threat to people living in poverty, especially women and children. Although billions of dollars have been spent to end malaria and a great deal of research has been done, eradication remains a distant goal.
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Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable through the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying and antimalarial drugs. Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria reduces the impact of the disease and can prevent death.
“There has been a remarkable decline in malaria cases and deaths over the past 15 years but more can be done to protect children and families from this disease and advance efforts to end it.”
- Dr. Maha Taysir Barakat, Executive Chair Elect of the RBM Partnership