World Malaria Day 2017

Ending Malaria for Good

The UNDP Global Fund Partnership currently supports malaria programmes in eight countries and one region (Bolivia, Afghanistan, Iran, Djibouti, Sudan, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Multicountry Western Pacific ). Working closely with national governments and civil society organisations, these programmes  have contributed to protecting millions of households against malaria, preventing the spread of the disease. These results include:

57 million bed nets distributed




4 countries have achieved 100% coverage with bed nets

In 6 countries the incidence of malaria has decreased by 75% or more



In 7 countries reported malaria deaths decreased by more than a third

Tackling Malaria in Chad

Chad faces considerable challenges in preventing the transmission of Malaria, particularly for nomadic populations and internally displaced people. Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Chad, with over 97 percent of the population at risk. Of the 800,000 confirmed cases reported in 2015, more than 44 percent are children under the age of five and nine percent are pregnant women. As regional insecurity continues to affect population movements in the country, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund launched the massive distribution campaign to help reach the most vulnerable. The distribution is expected to reach 13 million people (around 95% of the population) and provide long-lasting insecticidal nets in some of the hardest to reach and conflict-affected regions of Chad.

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World Malaria Day 2017: reaching pregnant women and children in Chad

Remarkable country results


Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization

No deaths due to malaria reported since 2005

Source: World Health Organization

São Tomé and Príncipe

Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization

Reported malaria deaths

Source: World Health Organization