WHO Calling the countries and global health partners for the setup towards the end of malaria.
Malaria is a curable disease after that this has been taking thousands of lives over the years.
WHO News release:- The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking on countries and global health partners to intensify the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to say many thousands of lives annually. far better targeting of interventions, new tools and increased funding is needed to vary the worldwide trajectory of the disease and reach internationally-agreed targets.
According to WHO‘s latest World malaria report, progress against malaria continues to plateau, particularly in high burden countries in Africa. Gaps in access to life-saving tools are undermining global efforts to curb the disease, and therefore the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to line back the fight even further.
“It is time for leaders across Africa – and therefore the world – to rise once more to the challenge of malaria, even as they did once they laid the inspiration for the progress made since the start of this century,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Through joint action, and a commitment to leaving nobody behind, we will achieve our shared vision of a world freed from malaria.”
In 2000, African leaders signed the landmark Abuja Declaration pledging to scale back malaria deaths on the continent by 50% over 10 years. Robust political commitment, alongside innovations in new tools and a steep increase in funding, catalyzed an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control. consistent with the report, 1.5 billion malaria cases and seven .6 million deaths are averted since 2000.