The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced an increase in cases of malaria after many years of global decline. It has launched a new response plan to reduce disease deaths and restore disease by expanding prevention and treatment and increasing investment to protect vulnerable groups. O fatal disease.
In a Monday report, there was a significant increase in the number of malaria cases, while last year's cases were 219 million compared to 217 in 2016. However, previous years had shown a steady decline in the number of people They have been infected with malaria worldwide.
Around 70 per cent of all malaria cases around the world, up to 151 million cases, were concentrated in 2017 in 11 countries worldwide, including 10 African and Indian countries.
There were an increase of around 3.5 million cases registered in the 10 African countries in 2017 compared to the previous year, while India has shown an increase in the burden of disease.
He noted that the World Health Organization's strategy to tackle malaria from 2016 to 2030 and reducing caseload and death rates, at least 40% by 2020, is on track to meet .
However, some countries have made significant progress, without reporting any cause of malaria in China and El Salvador last year, and where malaria has been endemic for some time, FAO said.
In the year 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Paraguay was free of falaria, making it a first American country to achieve this status in 45 years. Three other countries, Algeria, Argentina and Uzbekistan have requested WHO official malaria certification.
India reported, accounting for about 4 per cent of malaria and world burdens, a reduction of 24 per cent in last year's cases compared to 2016, with Rwanda, Ethiopia and Pakistan making progress substantial.
He told the number of malaria and deaths to slow down, money for the global response showed inconsistencies. Although around $ 3.1 billion was provided for management programs last year, including $ 900 million from governments in malaria endemic countries, the United States was the largest single international donor, contributing $ 1.2 billion.
In order to meet the goals of the global malaria management strategy for 2030, investments in management programs must reach at least $ 6.6 billion per year by 2020, doubling current funding.
Dr Tidros Adhanum, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that, as the decline continues, the world will be open to years of work, investment and success in tackling malaria and reducing the number of people who have been infected. Country level to work more effectively at a local level.