MALARIA DEATH RATES HAVE PLUNGED BY 60% SINCE 2000.
In 2000, malaria was identified as one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Global leaders committed to decrease malaria cases by 2015. The world has now achieved this goal.A new WHO joint report, “Achieving the malaria MDG target,” shows that new malaria cases have dropped by 37% in the last 15 years. Of the 106 countries and territories with malaria transmission in 2000, 102 are projected to reverse the incidence of malaria by the end of 2015.Despite tremendous progress, malaria remains a public health problem.