from malaria worldwide in 2017
at risk from malaria
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 RBM Partnership to End Malaria – 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 MalariaMalaria 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 Barakat
Chair of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria