Why invest in malaria, and why now?

Eliminating malaria is no easy task

Malaria exacts a terrible price from people across the African continent

Malaria may be responsible for killing more humans than any other disease in history. Almost half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria, with an overwhelming majority of all malaria deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Defeating malaria is essential to ending poverty, improving maternal and child health, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

A critical window of opportunity

Zambia has made incredible progress reducing malaria in the last 10 years and has committed to eliminating the disease by 2020. The country invested in scaling up bednets, drug treatments, and surveillance systems and has greatly slowed the spread of the disease. With support from partners, elimination is now in reach. Identifying, treating, and preventing every last case of malaria in Zambia is key to this effort. We have a critical window of opportunity in which we must act.

Malaria elimination is within reach

Zambia could be the first large sub-Saharan African country to successfully eliminate malaria. This partnership will make it possible for Zambia’s malaria program to visualize and use data in new and better ways. We will enable health workers to track emerging transmission patterns, optimize the way resources are deployed, and eventually help track down the last malaria parasites. In addition to saving lives, malaria elimination will bring unprecedented economic opportunity and stability to the country.

Community by community, district by district, PATH, the Tableau Foundation, and you are poised to help Zambia become the first large sub-Saharan African country to become malaria free.

Community by community, district by district, PATH, the Tableau Foundation, and you are poised to help Zambia become the first large sub-Saharan African country to become malaria free.