SDG target: End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases.
These lines show why malaria is the poster child for global health inequality. Lower-income countries carry the global burden; there are nearly zero cases in higher-income countries. Within countries there are also significant differences in burden, with the hardest-to-reach, poorest communities suffering the most. Globally, the burden has declined steadily, but success will come only when malaria inequalities are addressed within and across borders. The places with the highest burden are also likely to be the last places to eliminate the disease, so the sooner we address inequalities, the closer we get to the goal of eradicating malaria from the face of the earth.
Below is the global progress on this indicator since 1990. Explore progress for specific countries using the drop-down menu below the chart.