The World Food Program has announced that the latest World Health Assembly report on Africa is now available for review.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have launched a collaborative effort to share the latest information about malaria, the world’s most common infectious disease.
The WHO and WFP will host a forum in January 2017 to discuss the report and discuss how to further develop it and make it available to aid agencies and communities.
The latest update from the WHO and the WFP was released on October 22, and details more than 4,600 malaria cases worldwide and 4,400 deaths.
The report details the progress of malaria eradication efforts, including efforts in Senegal and Mali, the region with the highest number of cases.
The countries most impacted by the pandemic include Guinea, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The most vulnerable countries are children, the elderly and pregnant women, with malaria cases and deaths also rising.
The WFP and WHO jointly developed a plan to improve malaria control in all regions of the world, including in Africa, as well as improve the health and well-being of people living with the disease.
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