World Malaria Day
The massive scale-up of malaria efforts from 2000–2012 saved 3.3 million lives and decreased the number of malaria deaths worldwide by 45% and by 49% in Africa, according to the World Malaria Report 2013. However, malaria killed an estimated 627,000 in 2012, mainly children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. The ever-evolving challenges of drug and insecticide resistance and changes in the malaria landscape require new interventions, new leadership, and new science. CDC, along with WHO and other global partners is committed to developing and evaluating innovative tools, thus contributing to consolidating the gains made in the last decade, continuing to save lives, and securing a malaria-free future for more people than ever before.
Click on these links to Emerging Infectious Diseases articles and podcasts below and learn more about the latest information on malaria.
Short-Term Malaria Reduction by Single-Dose Azithromycin during Mass Drug Administration for Trachoma, Tanzania
Comparison of Imported Plasmodium ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri Infections among Patients in Spain, 2005–2011
Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites
Plasmodium falciparum Mutant Haplotype Infection during Pregnancy Associated with Reduced Birthweight, Tanzania