By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has initiated a new strategy to end malaria.
Known as “High Burden To High Impact” country-led approach, the strategy was adopted to tackle global malaria prevalence.
WHO recommended the approach because new data from World Malaria Report 2018 showed that progress in the global malaria response has levelled off.
“In some countries, the disease is on the rise. To get the response back in track, WHO Director-General has called for an aggressive new approach that will jumpstart progress against malaria,” the global authority on public health stated.
The country-led new approach to tackle malaria will be supported by WHO, the Partnership to End Malaria and other partners, WHO disclosed.
“The attainment of the targets of the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 – or the failure to do so – will define whether the high impact approach succeeds in achieving its most pressing goal: getting the response back on track, and then making further gains to ensure that 2030 goals are met,” WHO declared.