World Malaria Day takes place on 25 April 2022 and will be marked under the theme ‘Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives’. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for investments and innovation that bring new vector control approaches, diagnostics, antimalarial medicines, and other tools to speed up the pace of progress against malaria.
Despite steady advances in lowering the global burden of malaria between 2000 and 2015, progress has slowed or stalled in recent years, particularly in high burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The WHO highlight that urgent and concerted action is needed to set the world back on a trajectory toward achieving the 2030 targets of the WHO global malaria strategy.
Source: WHO, April 2022