Venezuela: Malaria cases top 1.3 million in 2018, according to Global health organizations

Venezuela’s health crisis continues to abound and infectious diseases have been rising year after year to include measles, diphtheria, and malaria. The number of reported cases of malaria grew from 136,402 in 2015 to 240,613 in 2016 and 406,000 in 2017.

WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are joining a new country-led response to scale up prevention and treatment, and increase investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.