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Malaria elimination maps highlight progress and prospects
Date:10/17/2011

A new global atlas charts prospects for malaria elimination by offering the first full-color, detailed depiction of a disease now declining in many parts of the globe. The "Atlas of Malaria-Eliminating Countries" spotlights countries successfully moving toward eliminating the disease and provides a visual tool to help focus resources where they are needed most.

Created by the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation, and in partnership with the Malaria Atlas Project at the University of Oxford, the new atlas will be released on Oct. 17, 2011, coinciding with the second Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Forum in Seattle, "Optimism and Urgency." A companion publication, the "Atlas of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network," is being released on the same day.

Every year, some 225 million people in 99 countries contract malaria and over three quarters of a million people die from the disease mostly children under five in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization estimates that in countries where it is common, malaria can measurably lower the gross domestic product and consume nearly half of all public health expenditures.

"As this atlas demonstrates, many countries are making remarkable strides to progressively shrink the malaria map from the endemic margins of the disease inward," said Sir Richard Feachem, KBE, FREng, DSc(Med), PhD, Director of the UCSF Global Health Group.

"Thirty-six of the 99 countries that still have malaria are moving rapidly toward elimination," Feachem said. "We are supporting them in a number of ways to achieve their goal of becoming malaria-free."

The atlas highlights those countries that have made real progress in eliminating malaria, and illustrates some of the remaining risks and challenges as they pursue their ultimate goal of elimination.

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Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jason.bardi@ucsf.edu
415-502-4608
University of California - San Francisco
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