Decline in malaria burden

The fight against malaria is the biggest success story of the 21st century. The number of deaths caused by malaria globally declined 50 percent between 2000 and 2015 – that translates to an estimated 6.8 million deaths averted. The number of malaria cases has declined rapidly, dropping by more than 18 percent in that same period, resulting in a total of 1.3 billion malaria cases averted globally between 2001 and 2015.

The simplest and most effective malaria preventive tool is a long-lasting insecticidal net that a family can hang over their sleeping area. More than 795 million mosquito nets have been distributed through Global Fund-supported programs.

Cases of malaria treated through Global Fund-supported programs rose 15 percent in the past year alone, to hit a cumulative total of 668 million by end 2016.

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