[Full Table of Contents]
[Executive Summary]

[Part I: Malaria Today] PDF version

  1. Introduction to the Global Malaria Action Plan
  2. Partnership's Vision and Targets
  3. Global Burden & Coverage Today
  4. Funding for Malaria Today

I. Malaria today

2. The RBM Partnership's Vision and Targets

Our vision and targets are aspirational. They serve both as a call to action and as a challenge to all partners to work together to achieve them. They are intended for the world as a whole, acknowledging that there will be variation across countries in terms of feasibility. Some countries have already achieved the 2010 and even the 2015 targets. Other countries will be challenged to meet even the 2010 targets by 2015.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria.

By 2015, the malaria-specific Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is achieved, and malaria is no longer a major cause of mortality and no longer a barrier to social and economic development and growth anywhere in the world.

Beyond 2015, all countries and partners sustain their political and financial commitment to malaria control efforts. The burden of malaria never rises above the 2015 level, ensuring that malaria does not re-emerge as a global threat.

In the long term, global malaria eradication is achieved. There is no malaria infection in any country. Malaria control efforts can be stopped.

Our Targets

The RBM Partnership reaffirms the targets articulated in its Global Strategic Plan 2005-2015.

In the long term, malaria will be eradicated worldwide. Today, no timeline has been set for achieving this target. As new tools and approaches are developed, the RBM Partnership will review its targets and determine when it will be possible to specify timelines for worldwide elimination and eradication.