Malaria Prevention: An Economic Perspective

In 1998, the Roll Back Malaria partnership – the largest global platform in history for coordinated action towards reducing the burden of malaria – was created to fund a series of health initiatives and malaria control interventions in affected countries. However, in spite of large successes in reducing both the incidence of and fatalities from the disease, malaria remains a significant cause of morbidity and death globally. In particular, Africa is the world region with the greatest number of cases: in 2016, of the 445,000 deaths from malaria globally, 91% were in Africa.