WHO wants more money in fight against malaria

WHO wants more money in fight against malaria

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The world health organization (WHO) sees the budget gaps and vulnerable health care systems as the biggest obstacles in the fight against malaria. That said, the organization on Tuesday at the presentation of the annual report.

The WHO let us know that it becomes increasingly difficult to have a constant and adequate source of funding to reach out to the tackle the deadly muggenziekte. When in 2000 the investment in malaria can be significantly went up in 2010, the global investment remain stuck around the $ 2.9 billion.

In 2015, display 429,000 people in Africa have died from the effects of malaria. A decrease of 62 percent compared to 2000. “Still dies every two minutes a child to malaria”, said Richard Cibulskis of the WHO, which is the approach of malaria. “At the same time, funding for malaria has stagnated.”

Wereldgezondheidsspecialisten set for 2016 3.8 billion dollar is needed for the progression in the fight against malaria continue. Each year the investment should rise to $ 6.4 billion in 2020.


The United States and Great Britain are the largest funders. In 2015 they were responsible for, respectively, 35 and 16 percent of the $ 2.9 billion invested in the fight against malaria.

The WHO is also concerned about figures in the use of malaria prevention such as mosquito nets and spraymiddelen. In 2015 used 43 percent of the population in Africa south of the Sahara this means not.

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