|Meeting on Malaria Prevention and Control among Populations in Special Situations in the Region of the Americas|
Lima, Peru, 24 to 27 May 2011
During the past decade, the number of malaria cases reported in the Americas dropped more than 50%. Today, malaria transmission has stopped in many areas in our countries (though we cannot talk about its elimination yet), but continues in others, affecting populations living in what we may call special circumstances (such as Brazilian nut collectors, gold miners in the Amazon forest, Amazon native communities, and distant communities). In them, conventional strategies for malaria prevention and control do not work or cannot be implemented. To the Amazon Malaria Initiative, this represents one of our main challenges for the coming years if we aim to decrease the risk of malaria re-emergence.
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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization