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Progress against Malaria, World Reports WHO, Partners Launch Campaign Targeting High-Burden Nations

Progress Against Malaria, World Reports WHO, Partners Launch Campaign Targeting High Burden Nations November 20, 2018 Associated Press: WHO: Malaria…

Progress Against Malaria, World Reports WHO, Partners Launch Campaign Targeting High Burden Nations

Associated Press: WHO: Malaria Decrease Stall After Progress
“The World Health Organization states that progress in reducing the number People who have committed malaria have stopped after years of global decline … “(11/19).

Devex: World Malaria Report 2018: 3 Critical Issues
“… There were 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, an increase from 217 million in 2016, according to the” World Malaria Report “released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and India will now target a WHO campaign … ” (Ravelo, 1

1/19).

New York Times: The fight against malaria has reached a standstill
“… Without critically criticizing a particular country, officials realized that some people do little to protect their citizens.” In the past year we have seen light and shadows, “said Dr. Pedro L. Alonso, WHO Malaria Program Manager. … Donor Governments, says Dr. Alonso, must double what they now give if they hope to drive new infections rates down fast enough to meet targets for 2030 as established by the UN… But donors have complained that some countries have become too addicted and have to spend more of their own money … “(McNeil, 11/19).

Reuters: Falterande malaria war should focus on high-risk countries, says WHO
“… [new WHO ‘high burden to high impact‘ response]] plans make better use of detailed data to target areas where bed nets or more widespread use of indoor spray would have a greater impact. Protection for pregnant women and children from malaria was also too low, the report said. “We realize we have to do something else – now,” said WHO’s General Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus … “(Kelland, 11/19).

U.N. News: UN Health Institute launches the action plan as global malaria cases rise
“Although India – representing four percent of the global malaria agency – showed progress in reducing the disease (a drop of nearly a quarter), cases in the African The countries increased by 3.5 million compared with the previous year. A positive note was struck in Paraguay, which has been certified as malaria-free this year, the first country in America to get this status of 45 years: the number of countries approaching elimination has now increased from 37 to 46 and three countries – Algeria, Argentina and Uzbekistan – have requested official malaria-free certification from the WHO … “(11/19).

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