Efforts to prevent, control and eliminate malaria both contribute to and benefit from sustainable development. The objectives of reducing the disease burden and eliminating malaria are intrinsically linked to most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and are central to SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and its Target 3.3: “By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.”
Ending malaria saves lives and unlocks human potential. Malaria is a disease of poverty and results in poverty. Investing in malaria prevention and elimination means investing in heathier and more prosperous societies. Our work contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – including ending poverty, improving health and well-being, ensuring quality education.