Global Malaria Action Plan
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children鈥檚 Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank to establish a global approach to combating malaria.
The following objectives were set in the Global Malaria Action Plan released by RBM in 2008:
By 2010, through targeting universal coverage:
- 80% of people at risk from malaria are using locally appropriate vector control methods such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS) and, in some settings, other environmental and biological measures;
- 80% of malaria patients are diagnosed and treated with effective anti-malarial treatments;
- in areas of high transmission, 100% of pregnant women receive intermittent precentive treatment (IPT);
- the global malaria burden is reduced by 50% of the 2000 levels: ~175-250M cases annually and less than 500,000 deaths annually from malaria.
- universal coverage continues with effective interventions;
- global and national mortality is near zero for all preventable deaths; global incidence is reduced by 75% from 2000 levels: below ~85M to 125M cases per year;
- the malaria-related MDG is achieved:halting and beginning to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015;
- at least 8-10 countries currently in the elimination stage will have achieved zero incidence of locally transmitted infection.
- global and national mortality stays near zero for all preventable deaths;
- universal coverage (which translates to ~80% utilization) is maintained for all populations at risk until local field research suggests that coverage can gradually be targeted to high-risk areas and seasons only, without risk of generalised resurgence;
- countries currently in the pre-elimination stage achieve elimination.