Ready to Beat Malaria

Vysnova joins the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Asia, CDC, WHO and 100s of partner organizations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day Theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. This theme underscores the commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria. Vysnova is proud to support Malaria research programs in several countries on behalf of the U.S. Navy.

Quick data points regarding Malaria (source WHO):

  • In 2016, there were 216 million cases of Malaria worldwide.
  • In 2016, there were 445,000 malaria-related deaths worldwide.

After an unprecedented period of success in malaria control, progress has stalled.

  • The current pace is insufficient to achieve the 2020 milestones of the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 – specifically, targets calling for a 40% reduction in malaria case incidence and death rates.
  • Countries with ongoing transmission are increasingly falling into one of two categories: those moving towards elimination and those with a high burden of the disease that have reported significant increases in malaria cases.

Without urgent action, the major gains in the fight against malaria are under threat. On this World Malaria Day, WHO continues to call for greater investment and expanded coverage of proven tools that prevent, diagnose and treat malaria.