World Malaria Report 2018

By Pierre Bush, PhD Moderator | 23 Nov, 2018

Dear Colleagues,
Please find attached the World Malaria Report 2018. The striking point in it is that the progress to eliminate malaria has stalled. The 10 most malaria burdened countries saw an increase of 3.5 million malaria cases in 2017.

"The World malaria report 2018 estimates that there were 219 million cases of malaria in 2017.
The 10 highest burden African countries saw an estimated 3.5 million more malaria cases in
2017 compared with the previous year.
Malaria continues to claim the lives of more than 435 000 people each year, largely in Africa.
Children under the age of 5 are especially vulnerable; the fact that every two minutes a child
dies from this preventable and curable disease is unacceptable."

Highest regards .

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Peter James Replied at 8:25 PM, 23 Nov 2018

The malaria report 2018 raises three important questions
1. Is the mosquito and or the parasite getting smarter?
2. Has the global health community lowered her guard in the fight against malaria in the past decade?
3. Is malaria a victim of the global health "success cartel"?

Peter Burgess Replied at 9:01 PM, 23 Nov 2018

Thank you for alerting me to this report and providing the download link.

Why and I not surprised at the summary findings of this report? It would be
easy to simply say 'I told you so' but that would not be particularly
helpful.

However, it seems to be true that many of the issues that I wanted to see
addressed many years back, remain serious constraints on success today.

I won't go into this in more detail until I have the time to go back into
the analysis that I worked on a decade or more ago. Suffice to say at this
time, that the malaria control situation is likely to be far harder to
address successfully now than back then.

Respectfully

Peter Burgess
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pascal verhoeven Replied at 6:20 AM, 24 Nov 2018

Peter thinks he is on his own, but surely there are many among us knowing
today that one decade ago we should have thought different strategies. In
2010 for example I raised active case finding to the main program advisor
but he dismissed it. Maybe only because he had a WHO position.
Then the global funds were directed at containment of arte resistance, now
turning back to elimination and ACF. It is a 'follow the money cycle' each
three years determined by a handful of experts in gva. We do it to
ourselves, the mosquito in spite of all our knowledge, is less handicapped.
Good enough they do not actively hunt for human blood
On on ! !

Wessen Nega Replied at 6:25 AM, 24 Nov 2018

Thanks for the document

JAMIU OLABAMIJI OLAYINKA Replied at 7:45 AM, 24 Nov 2018

Thanks for sharing.

Manuel Lluberas Replied at 8:09 AM, 26 Nov 2018

Another alarming, yet not surprising World Malaria Report. This report may result in more requests to expand mosquito net distribution and indoor residual spraying in the continent. The problem some of us have is that LLINs and IRS are but two of the tools available in the mosquito control tool bag. Moreover, the WHO does not endorse larval source management and larviciding as valid against malaria even though malaria was eliminated from over 100 countries using LSM and larviciding almost exclusively. It is time to make some changes in the approach taken against malaria.

See: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/integrated-vector-control-proven-methods-miasm...

In the words of Ronald Ross, “Malaria will continue until the mosquito is taken seriously”.


Manuel F. LLuberas MSc IDHA

Public Health & Veterinary Entomologist