2008 WORLD MALARIA REPORT

WHO Presents The World Malaria Report 2008

© WHOWorld Malaria Report 2008
Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The advent of long-lasting insecticidal nets and artemisinin-based combination therapy, plus a revival of support for indoor residual spraying of insecticide, presents a new opportunity for large-scale malaria control. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease.

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    Corrigenda to the printed report

Summary & Key points
English [pdf 144kb] | French [pdf 121kb] | Spanish [pdf 103kb] | Chinese [pdf 515kb] | Russian [pdf 150kb] | Arabic [pdf 100kb] | Portuguese [pdf 50kb]

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NEWS RELEASE

World Health Organization Provides Updated Malaria Situation English [pdf] | French [pdf] | Spanish [pdf]

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Report highlights
English [pdf]] | French [pdf]

Brief guide to the Report
English [pdf] | French [pdf] | Spanish [pdf]

Backgrounder on methods
English [pdf] | French [pdf] | Spanish [pdf]

Backgrounder on country stories
English [pdf] | French [pdf] | Spanish [pdf]

 

PRESS CONFERENCE

::  Press conference [pdf 74kb]

MULTIMEDIA

::  Press conference opening at UNOG : 20 min
(streaming - low quality)

::  Press conference soundbites : 4 min
(streaming - low quality) (download - hi quality)

::  B-roll (streaming - low quality) (download - Hi quality)
  :: Shot list

::  Severe malaria in children
(streaming - low quality) (download - low quality)

::  Photos for journalists

Malaria, the Killer of Children TDR movieMalaria, the Killer of Children
View the video [2'58"]

NIGERIA: Empowering communities to fight diseaseNIGERIA: Empowering communities to fight disease
View the video (in English)

 

DATA COLLECTION FORMS

::  Africa:
English [Excel 190kb] | French [Excel 360kb] | Portuguese [pdf 160kb]

::  Other regions:
English [Excel 160kb] | French [Excel 310kb] | Spanish [Excel 160kb] | Portuguese [Excel 160kb]

THE REPORT IN SECTIONS

::  Table of contents [pdf 33kb]

::  Chapter 1: Introduction [pdf 65kb]

::  Chapter 2: Policies, strategies and targets for malaria control [pdf 110kb]

::  Chapter 3: Estimated burden of malaria in 2006 [pdf 366kb]

::  Chapter 4: Interventions to control malaria [pdf 241kb]

::  Chapter 5: Impact of malaria control [pdf 180kb]

::  COUNTRY PROFILES: 30 high-burden countries
  ::  Profiles: Methods and definitions [pdf 87kb]

::  Annex 1: Estimating the numbers of malaria cases and deaths by country in 2006
[pdf 228kb]

::  Annex 2: Estimated and reported cases and deaths, 2006
[pdf 110kb]  [Excel 57kb]

::  Annex 3: A. Reported malaria cases, 1990–2007
[pdf 120kb]
 [Excel 44kb]
    Annex 3: B. Reported malaria deaths, 1990–2007
[pdf 120kb]
 [Excel 48kb]

::  Annex 4: A. Recommended policies and strategies for malaria control, 2007
[pdf 130kb]  [Excel 63kb]
    Annex 4: B. Antimalarial drug policy, 2008
[pdf 130kb]  [Excel 41kb]

::  Annex 5: Operational coverage of insecticide-treated nets, indoor residual spraying and antimalarial treatment, 2004–2007
[pdf 152kb]  [Excel 271]

::  Annex 6: A. Household surveys of mosquito net ownership and usage, 2001–2007
[pdf 140kb]  [Excel 284kb]
    Annex 6: B. Household surveys of antimalarial treatment, 2001–2007
[pdf 140kb]  [Excel 44kb]

::  Annex 7: Funding for malaria control, 2004–2007
[pdf 120kb]  [Excel 124kb]

ADDITIONAL ONLINE DATA

::  Country level burden estimates: [Excel 109kb]

MEDIA CONTACTS

Dick Thompson
News Team Leader,
Department of Communication,
WHO, Geneva
Tel.: +41 22 791 1492
Email: thompsond@who.int

Fadéla Chaïb
Communications Officer,
Department of Communication,
WHO, Geneva
Tel.: +41 22 791 3228
Email: chaibf@who.int