Every year, more than 200 million people around the world contract malaria and close to 600,000 lose their lives — 90 percent of those deaths occurred in Africa.
Malaria remains a leading cause of death for pregnant women and children under five worldwide. Over the past 60 years, China has reduced malaria cases within its borders from 60 million a year to around 3,000 — an incredible achievement that underlines the depth of experience China can bring to this issue. As China aims to eliminate malaria domestically by 2020, we believe that it can take on a global leadership role in malaria control and elimination.
We are working with partners in China, such as the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the NHC, to accelerate the entry of high quality, low cost China-made malaria commodities into the global market, leverage China’s role in bilateral and multilateral mechanisms to help fill the gap in funding and expertise, and facilitate the sharing of China’s experience in malaria control in regions with high malaria incidence.