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Published: 25 April 2024

World Malaria Day 2024

The fight against malaria is one of humanity’s most significant public health successes. Great progress was made in malaria control over the last two decades, resulting in a reduction in overall cases and deaths. But after years of steady declines, malaria cases and deaths are on the rise. Today, a child dies of malaria every minute.

Conflict, climate change and increasing resistance to insecticides are jeopardizing the significant gains that the Global Fund partnership has fought to achieve over the last two decades. With the knowledge of these obstacles comes the power to defeat them. Fighting back with a combination of new tools and targeted prevention, testing and treatment methods is the way to accelerate progress to end malaria for good.

More than ever before, we must support countries in their efforts to revitalize and sustain the fight against malaria.

To End Malaria, We Must Advance Health Equity

The fight against malaria is at a pivotal point. In recent years, the progress we have made against this disease has ground to a halt, particularly in countries that carry a high burden of the disease.

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The Women Leading the Charge Against Malaria in Cameroon

We have new tools, but it is the health workers on the frontline who make the difference against malaria.

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Cameroon: One Country’s Fight to Keep Mothers and Children Safe from Malaria

Little Tony-Jason is a happy and curious 8-month-old. He lives with his 3-year-old sister Gabriella and his mother and father, Melissa and Tomnjong, in Soa, a town about 20 kilometers north of Cameroon’s capital city, Yaoundé. Born last August, Tony-Jason weighed a healthy four kilograms at birth. He recently started eating solid foods and continues to meet his development milestones.

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Júlia Carries a Mobile App in Her Pocket to Protect Her Community From Deadly Disease

Júlia Lúis is an agente polivalentes elementare, or community health worker, in Upala-a village in Boane District, Mozambique. She visits families in her community every day, listening to and learning about their healthcare needs, conducting clinical assessments, providing health advice – and administering lifesaving medicines.

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In Burkina Faso, a Mobile App Replaces Pen and Paper Records to Help Transform Community Health

Community health worker Marc Ilboudo often provides care to the very youngest children in his village. Most days, he conducts at-home visits for families living in Pousghin, approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city. Other days, patients come directly to his home.

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For Fazila and Millions of Others in Pakistan, Climate Change Brings Extreme Floods and Malaria

Nothing could stop the flood waters. Fazila, a 25-year-old midwife, received a red alert to evacuate her village in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

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World Malaria Day 2024: Together, We Can End Malaria

Malaria is a rapidly evolving health threat that kills one child every minute.

Climate change and insecticide resistance pose new threats for people most at risk and new challenges for those fighting the disease.

But we know what works: Combining new and proven tools, including dual insecticide-treated mosquito nets, prevention medication for pregnant women and children, vaccines, community-based testing and treatment and strong health systems that can fight malaria and future health threats.

The Global Fund has invested nearly US$18 billion to fight malaria, saving more than 10 million lives.