The World Malaria Report 2005 is the first comprehensive effort by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership to take stock of where the world stands in relation to one of its most devastating diseases. It reveals that the tide may be beginning to turn against malaria as control and prevention programmes start to take effect.
During the past 5 years real progress has been made in scaling up malaria control and prevention efforts.
Over 3 billion people live under the threat of malaria. It kills over a million each year – mostly children. But the means to turn this tragedy into a global success story could now be made available to those in need.