World Health Organization Releases 2021 World Malaria Report
Each year, WHO’s World Malaria Report offers in-depth information on the latest trends in malaria control and elimination at global, regional and country levels. The report highlights progress towards global targets and describes opportunities and challenges for curbing and eliminating the disease. This year’s report includes a special analysis on the impact of disruptions to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key Takeaway: In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 627,000 malaria deaths worldwide, representing about 14 million more cases in 2020 compared to 2019, and 69,000 more deaths. Read more here.
KANOs Against Malaria is a project by the Rotaract Club of Kampala North, joining the worldwide fight against malaria.
Uganda registered a decrease in Malaria cases in 2021 compared to 2020*, amidst the challenges presented by COVID-19 over the two years.
The trainings of Community Health Workers (CHWs) Copperbelt Malaria Elimination Phase 2 project in integrated Community Case Community (iCCM) were concluded towards the end of December 2021