Malaria Elimination and Eradication

Authors: Rima Shretta, Jenny Liu, Chris Cotter, Justin Cohen, Charlotte Dolenz, Kudzai Makomva, Gretchen Newby, Didier Menard, Allison Phillips, Allison Tatarsky, Roland Gosling, Richard Feachem

The world has made tremendous progress in the fight against malaria in the past 15 years, with global declines of 37 percent in incidence and 60 percent in mortality between 2000 and 2015. Between 2000 and 2015, global malaria cases declined by 18 percent, from an estimated 262 million to 214 million cases. The number of malaria deaths fell from 839,000 to 438,000 in the same period—a 48 percent decline.