LAUNCH OF WHO-UNICEF REPORT: "ACHIEVING THE MALARIA MDG TARGET”

On Thursday, September 18th 2015 Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, launched a co-authored WHO-UNICEF report at the Houses of Parliament in London, alongside the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, and Dr. Richard Kamwi, Ambassador for Southern Africa's malaria "Eliminating 8" countries. The report, titled Achieving the Malaria MDG Target, highlights the progress that has been made in decreasing malaria deaths since the year 2000, which have decreased by 60%. The report identifies insecticide-treated nets as the most important intervention, contributing to 68% of the reduction in malaria cases. Though significant progress has been made, achieving the ambitious goal of reducing malaria deaths by a further 90% by 2030, will require political will, country leadership and significantly increased investment.

Use the following link to access the report: http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/9789241509442/en/