The search for the next "Malaria Champions of the Americas" will accept nominations until July 5. This year's contest will highlight malaria initiatives that provide added value by integrating and seek solutions to other health challenges as well.  


PAHO/WHO to support Guyana and Suriname in studies of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)Guyana and Suriname have announced they will carry out new studies to confirm whether anti-malarial treatments are losing their effectiveness in their populations, as suggested by preliminary data collected by the two countries.


World Malaria Report 2011The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report. It highlights the progress made towards the global malaria targets set for 2015 and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination.


The search for the next "Malaria Champions of the Americas" will get under way today, on the occasion of World Malaria Day, April 25. This year's contest will highlight malaria initiatives that provide added value by integrating and seek solutions to other health challenges as well.  Currently in their fifth year, the annual Malaria Champions of the Americas awards...


In the Americas, malaria cases have declined nearly 60% since 2000The number of malaria cases in the Americas declined by nearly 60% and malaria deaths declined 70% over the past decade, according to the 2012 World Malaria Report, published by the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Malaria Program
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