RBM Partnership, Malaria Advocacy Working Group (MAWG) Messaging Workstream, 2016
The world has reached a critical juncture in the fight against malaria. There is both an opportunity and an urgent need to accelerate progress towards global development goals by reducing malaria cases and related deaths in all countries, by increasing the number of malaria-free countries, territories and areas, and by identifying approaches that aim to reduce transmission. The global malaria story of the past two decades is a remarkable prototype for a sustainable development approach. Malaria is both a result and a cause of a lack of development. The malaria burden is highest in the countries with the lowest human development; in the least developed and poorest areas within countries; and among the most disadvantaged within populations.