The fight against malaria runs out of steam, designating the World Health Organization in a report. Although the most affected countries record an increase in the number of cases, the allocated resources remain inadequate.
Despite many attempts to include the disease and after several years of declining cases, malaria continues to be a threat to millions of people around the world. This is the sad conclusion of the World Health Organization (WHO) pathology published on Monday, November 19. A total of 219 million cases were recorded in 2017. There are a number of deaths, as it is 217 million the previous year .
"No-one should die from malaria. But the world is facing a new reality: with the death of the increase, we endanger years of vacancies"Drs said. Adhesom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the organization, in the report. Due to previous years, the number of cases had declined gradually, from 239 million in 2010 to 214 million in 2015. But the fight is now against the epidemic "In neutral"denotes the WHO.
Gaps in the comment
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by barasites, and is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. If there are treatments to improve, everyone can not access it. It accounts for approximately 435,000 deaths worldwide every year, of which 262,000 are under 5s. The malaria discharge rate began early in the 2000s with the use of mosquito nets that are being treated with insecticide, new drugs and money spent on the fight, says WHO. But since 2013, it's still quite the same.
In 2017, around 70% of malaria cases were created in 10 African and Indian countries. And although the latter has seen a deterioration related to diseases in 2017, African countries have recorded 3.5 million more cases than in the previous year. WHO points to gaps in the comment. Despite the increase in classification and the use of stimulated mosquito nets, it is estimated that half of the people at risk did not sleep below.
"Strong effect, for a big burden"
The picture is not black, as the organization describes some progress. In China and El Salvador, where malaria has been endemic for a long time, local transfer was not reported in 2017. Paraguay is the first country in America to be free of disease in 45 years. "Country-led intensive efforts can reduce the risk that people face successfully"come to the WHO collection.
From these successes, he intends to set up a new action strategy, called "Strong effect, for a big burden". The organization will work first with the most affected ten countries in Africa. It aims to be a "facilitator", co-ordinating the work of governments, non-governmental organizations and health actors.
But for that, we have to get the way. However, global contributions that are committed to the fight against malaria – as well as for AIDS or tuberculosis – have remained unchanged since 2008. Today, 2.5 billion euros were spent each year. This figure needs more than doubled to achieve UN goals of reducing morbidity and mortality of malaria at least 40% by 2020.
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