It seems almost incredible after the advances in medicine over the past 5 years that the latest WHO report on malaria shows that no significant gains have been made from 2015 to 2017. 

Malaria is a preventable disease, where deaths are rising to close to 500,000 per year. How does this remain possible today? This reinforces the need for consistent public health efforts and funding to support infection reduction across the board. Every intervention counts towards lives saved when it comes to reducing infection transmission. 

While funding for solutions remains challenging, sustaining focus on action is critical if we are to win this battle against largely preventable deaths.