This World Malaria Day, WHO calls for investments and innovation that bring new vector control approaches, diagnostics, antimalarial medicines and other tools to speed the pace of progress against malaria. Add your voice to the call to step up innovation and expand access to existing tools by sharing on social media. View the full selection of social media tiles on the WHO website.
Pregnant women are typically not included in pre-registration clinical trials due to fear of causing harm. Data to support dosing and safety are collected post-licensure. This means that pregnant individuals may wait years longer than the general population to receive lifesaving medicines. Read the full article.
Last year, a staggering 11.6 million pregnant women were infected with malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Sign this letter to help influence top-level decision-makers to increase their efforts to protect more pregnant women from malaria.
More than 10 million lives have been saved from malaria over the past two decades thanks to Swiss and international contributions. However, a child still dies from malaria every minute, even if the disease is curable and preventable. Read the full news story.
Investments in combatting diseases that often occur amongst the poorest populations allow countries to build more resilient health systems. These systems can be deployed in response to the next global health emergency. Read the full article.
When the World Health Organization recommended widespread use of the first malaria vaccine last year, the news reinvigorated the fight against this deadly disease. Some in the global health community are now asking: Will we finally be able to eradicate this ancient scourge? Read the full article.