Malaria remains a major global health problem with many obstacles to overcome; including decreased political will and support, lack of funding, and the ability of the malaria parasite and mosquito vector to develop mechanisms to circumvent the current control programs. Be part of the solution at the 2018 Malaria World Congress.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. In 2015 an estimated 212 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 429,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region. About 1,700 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. The vast majority of cases in the United States are in travelers and immigrants returning from countries where malaria transmission occurs, many from sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.