The theme of World Malaria Day 2022 is: “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria burden and save lives.” The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that no single tool available today will solve the problem and is calling for significant investment and a multi-sector approach.
In 2020 there were an estimated 241 million new cases of malaria and 627 000 malaria related deaths in 85 countries. Two-thirds of these deaths were among children aged 5 and under living in the WHO African Region. (1)
The World Health Organization’s Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 is available as a free download from:
To mark the day we have put together a display of books from our Collections which may be viewed in the Reading Room. The topics include parasitological, serological, sociological, and historical aspects of this major parasitic disease.
- https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-malaria-day/2022, viewed 22 April 2022.