Malaria is one of the most serious global health problems. Pregnant women and children are most at risk of dying from malaria, but malaria is 100% preventable and treatable. In 2017, Jhpiego-supported programs provided 3.5 million pregnant women with preventive treatment.
- In 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria worldwide and 445,000 deaths.1
- 90% of these cases and 91% of the deaths occurred in Africa.
- 80% of deaths due to malaria in Africa occur in pregnant women and children under 5 years.
Countries We Support
How We Make an Impact
We educate communities about the use of insecticide-treated bed nets and, where beneficial, provide preventive treatment for pregnant women and children under 5.
Diagnosis and Treatment
We empower health workers at the community and facility levels to test for malaria and treat malaria cases.
We support case detection, follow-up, investigation and data collection to understand the impact of the disease on communities.
- Footnotes ▾
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): About Malaria: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/faqs.html; CDC: Impact of Malaria, https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/malaria_worldwide/impact.html; World Health Organization (WHO): Malaria Fact Sheet, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/; WHO: Malaria: Overview of malaria treatment, http://www.who.int/malaria/areas/treatment/overview/en/; WHO: Malaria: High-risk groups, http://www.who.int/malaria/areas/high_risk_groups/en/.
Kate Holt/Jhpiego, Karen Kasmauski/MCHIP, Karel Prinsloo/ARETE, Charles Wanga, Suresh Bhandari, Jhpiego Staff