The World Health Organization E 2025 Initiative

3.2 billion people are at risk of being infected with Malaria, and each year, more than 400,000 people die of it (Wangdi & Clements, 2018; World Health Organization, 2017, 2021b). The E 2025 initiative developed as the result of the identification by the World Health Organization of another 25 countries that have the capacity to eliminate Malaria by 2025. E2025 builds upon E 2020 which supported 21 countries in their effort to eliminate Malaria by … Continued

World Health Organization publishes updated Resolution on the elimination of malaria

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Written by Kerre A. Willsher, PhD The World Health Organization published their updated Resolution on the elimination of Malaria on May 25th, 2021. The Resolution or reminder aims to rekindle the will to accelerate and succeed in equitably eliminating Malaria. The Resolution demonstrates that everyone’s contribution is required in this quest. We must collaborate, never give up, and the right time is always now!!! Rotarians Against Malaria has a major role. We can eliminate Malaria. The … Continued

Launch of the updated World Health Organization framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes

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Malaria and other vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and Zika, affect millions worldwide. More than 400,000 people a year die from malaria alone, a disease transmitted by deadly anopheles mosquitoes (World Health Organization, 2021). Genetically modified mosquitoes are tested as part of the effort to provide another valuable resource to fight mosquito-borne diseases and eliminate their vast social and economic burden. The World Health Organization launched the new framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes … Continued

2020 WHO World Malaria Report Released

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The 2020 edition of the World Malaria Report takes a look back at key events and milestones that helped shape the global response to the disease over the last 2 decades – a period of unprecedented success in malaria control that saw 1.5 billion cases and 7.6 million deaths averted. This year’s report also features a special section on malaria and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a detailed analysis of progress towards the 2020 milestones of … Continued