Our Work

Our Work

Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide

  • An estimated 219 million cases and 435,000 deaths in 2017, primarily in Africa1.
  • Although there were an estimated 20 million fewer malaria cases in 2017 than in 2010, data for the period 2015–2017 indicate that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this timeframe.
  • Most malaria cases in 2017 were in the WHO African Region (200 million or 92%), followed by the WHO South-East Asia Region with 5 percent of the cases and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region with 2 percent.

Our focus

  • Increased the capacity of national malaria programs, ministries of health, and communities to collect, analyze, and use malaria data for decision making in malaria control and elimination
  • Provided more accurate and timely data to inform prevention and elimination efforts
  • Supported country-level efforts to use strategic information and thereby achieve impact
  • Developed global guidance for malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Supported a coordinated country response in malaria-endemic countries

Our results framework

  • Result 1: Strengthened country-level capacities to collect, analyze, and use routine health data
  • Result 2: Strengthened country-level capacities to manage health information systems
  • Result 3: Enhanced methods, tools, and approaches applied to address health information challenges

Learn about the types of work we do.

1 World Malaria Report 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO); 2018. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.