Across the eight E8 countries, malaria cases have decreased by about 35% over the past five years. We aim to support countries to tackle one of the Africas toughest health problems; MALARIA, a Notoriously Complex Parasite. But in many respects, the hardest work is yet to come. Continued measures are required to prevent the re-establishment of transmission.
Eradication is “global elimination.” Eradication is not achieved until malaria is gone from the natural world. the third goal: malaria elimination. Over the last decade, major investments in malaria control have led to substantial decreases in the global burden of disease[1, 2].Today, 99 countries are malaria free, with an additional 34 currently eliminating malaria[1, 3].Malaria elimination is gaining global political support, and for many countries, national malaria elimination is no longer a question of if, but rather when it will occur. The recent global increase in malaria control efforts has contributed to major reductions in the burden of the disease , .Since 2007, four countries have eliminated malaria and been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as malaria free .Today, 34 countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are actively attempting to eliminate malaria. To meet this target, a country must achieve at least one year of zero indigenous cases by 2020. Ministers of Health of the E8 countries form the E8 Ministerial Committee, which is designed to elevate malaria elimination as a national and regional priority.
An increase in financing would ensure malaria programs in these countries have the resources and support necessary to overcome the remaining challenges and accelerate toward elimination. It offers a brief analysis of recent country-level progress towards elimination and spotlights countries that are poised to reach the finish line in the next five years. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that the world is on track to achieve the ambitious goal of eliminating malaria from at least 10 countries worldwide by 2020. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. The Malaria Elimination Initiative reflects the Institute's commitment to this ambitious goal and its strategic decision to promote multi-layered interventions to achieve this end.
Certification of malaria elimination in a country requires that indigenous transmission is interrupted for all human malaria species. The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) is a network composed of 21 Asia Pacific countries that are pursuing malaria elimination, as well leaders and experts from key multilateral and academic agencies.With its unique composition of members from governments, public and private sector organizations, the Network's mission is to support the achievement of a malaria-free Asia Pacific. Malaria Information and Prophylaxis by Country ; Country Areas with Malaria Drug Resistance 2 Malaria Species 3 Recommended Chemoprophylaxis 4 Key Information Needed and Helpful Links to Assess Need for Prophylaxis for Select Countries; Afghanistan: April–December in all areas at altitudes below 2,500 m (8,202 ft).
GTS elimination targets: The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria (GTS) calls for the elimination of malaria in at least 10 countries by 2020. The Malaria Elimination Initiative is a team of volunteers working to promote and accelerate Malaria Elimination in African Countries. The Lancet puts malaria elimination under the microscope and examines the technical, operational, and financial challenges that confront malaria-eliminating countries. Malaria elimination is the interruption of indigenous transmission of a specified malaria parasite species in a defined geographic area.