World Malaria Day is commemorated every 25 April. The Western Pacific Region has made significant progress in efforts to control and eliminate malaria since 2000. Between 2010 and 2015 alone, the region has reduced the case incidence rate of malaria by 30% and its mortality rate by 58%. Both reductions are higher than global achievements for the same period. However, there are reasons to be concerned about more recent global and regional trends.
WHO is calling on malaria-affected countries, partners and donors to boost investments and efforts to reduce the disease burden through coordinated efforts to strengthen national capacities and ownership as well as funding for scaling up preventive interventions to ensure universal coverage of all at-risk populations in the Region.
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