PAHO Honors 2012 Malaria Champions of the AmericasThree government-supported anti-malaria programs from Paraguay, Brazil, and Ecuador were named Malaria Champions of the Americas this week for their success in reducing the burden of malaria through improved diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance.


The World Malaria Report 2011 summarizes information received from 106 malaria-endemic countries and a range of other sources. It analyses prevention and control measures according to a comprehensive set of indicators, and highlights continued progress towards global malaria targets.


Países de las Américas acordaron plan para reducir la malaria, prevenir su reintroducción y mantener los logrosLos países de las Américas redoblarán esfuerzos para reducir la malaria, prevenir su reintroducción y mantener los logros alcanzados, de acuerdo a la estrategia y plan de acción que aprobaron esta semana en la reunión del 51º Consejo Directivo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS).


Three organizations from Honduras, Brazil and Nicaragua were honored this week as Malaria Champions of the Americas for their successful efforts to reduce deaths and illnesses from this disease. The winners were presented during an event marking the 5th annual Malaria Day in the Americas, held at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).



La Iniciativa contra la Malaria en la Amazonía de la Agencia de Desarrollo Internacional de los Estados Unidos (USAID), Oficina de Enfermedades Infecciosas en América Latina y el Caribe, y la Red Amazónica de Vigilancia de la Resistencia a los Antimaláricos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), celebraron el 15 de septiembre diez años de avances en su lucha regional contra la malaria.


Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department
Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases Unit
Malaria Program
www.paho.org/malaria