World Malaria Report 2022

The 2022 edition of the WHO World Malaria Report finds that, despite disruptions to prevention, diagnostic and treatment services during the pandemic, countries around the world have largely held the line against further setbacks to malaria control. There were an estimated 619 000 malaria deaths globally in 2021 compared to 625 000 in the first year of the pandemic. In 2019, before the pandemic struck, the number of deaths stood at 568 000. Malaria cases continued to rise between 2020 and 2021, but at a slower rate than in the period 2019 to 2020. The global tally of malaria cases reached 247 million in 2021 compared to 245 million in 2020 and 232 million in 2019. 

The report includes three new sections on: global and regional initiatives launched in 2021 and 2022; global malaria surveillance and country-level case studies on surveillance systems assessments; and research and development. It also includes an expanded section on threats to malaria control, with a focus on the declining effectiveness of insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

Visit the WHO website for more information on the World Malaria Report 2022.