While malaria was the world’s leading cause of death less than a century ago, global efforts have dramatically reduced the number of malaria cases and deaths in recent years. Since 2000, more than 1 Billion cases of malaria have been prevented and 7 Million lives saved. However, malaria still poses an overwhelming threat to people living in poverty, especially women and children. Although billions of dollars have been spent to end malaria and a great deal of research has been done, eradication remains a distant goal.

435,000
deaths

from malaria worldwide in 2017

1/2
world’s population

at risk from malaria

93%
of malaria deaths

occur in Africa

Roll Back Malaria Partnership

The UAE is among the largest donors to advocacy efforts in support of ending malaria, including the RBM Partnership to End Malaria – a global platform for coordinating action to rid the world of malaria. The UAE also serves in a leadership capacity for RBM and will contribute new operational research and additional advocacy efforts towards ending malaria through GLIDE.