1st Malaria World Congress Statement of Action

Malaria World CongressJULY 2018

Delegates from sixty-six countries and from across the spectrum of people involved in thefight against malaria concluded that there is little likelihood of achieving the current ambitiouselimination targets without a radical change in thinking and action. While proud of the significantgains made, delegates consider that the status quo is nowhere near enough to complete the task.

Malaria is a disease of poverty. Eliminating it would make a massive difference to the lives ofmany millions of often vulnerable and marginalised people. It would also lift the financial andsocial burden malaria places on individuals, communities and countries which undermines theirpath to sustainable economic development. Its positive effect on the world would be profound.

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