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.

Since

2000...

7

million

lives saved

More than

1 billion

cases prevented

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.

435,000

deaths

from malaria worldwide in 2017

1/2

world’s population

at risk from malaria

93%

of malaria deaths

occur in Africa

Roll Back Malaria Partnership

The UAE is among the largest donors to advocacy efforts in support of ending malaria, including the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership – a global platform for coordinating action to rid the world of malaria. The UAE also serves in a leadership capacity for RBM and will contribute new operational research and additional advocacy efforts towards ending malaria through GLIDE.

About Malaria

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