Health Desk – 02 Feb, 2021: Representatives from malaria-affected countries and partner organizations gathered on 28 January in a WHO virtual forum to share feedback and perspectives on the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030. Inputs from a diverse group of stakeholders will be reflected in an updated strategy, which will be published in June 2021.
The 15-year WHO strategy – adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015 – is designed to guide and support all countries working to control and eliminate malaria. It sets 4 global targets for 2030, as well as interim milestones to track progress.
As reported in the most recent edition of the World malaria report, progress towards 2 of the strategy’s 2020 milestones is off course: reducing global mortality rates and case incidence by at least 40%. The 2 other milestones focused on country-level elimination and prevention of re-establishment of malaria will likely be reached.