Control efforts aren’t enough for malaria targets in millennium development goals to be met, warns WHO

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8079
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Although last year saw a further decline in numbers of cases of and deaths from malaria and greater roll out of malaria control measures, progress has been slower than anticipated and the available funds less than needed to meet the United Nations’ millennium development goal targets, finds the latest World Malaria Report.

There were an estimated 216 million episodes of malaria and around 655 000 deaths from malaria in 2010, says the World Health Organization’s report. Most cases (81%) and deaths (91%) were in WHO’s Africa region, and 86% of deaths there were in children under 5 years of age, it says.

The estimated incidence of malaria has …

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