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Certified Malaria-Free Countries

Country Countries certified malaria-free Countries where malaria never existed or disappeared without specific measures
Algeria 2019
Lesotho 2012
Mauritius 1973
La Réunion (France) 1979
Seychelles 2012
WHO African Region: Certified Malaria-Free Countries

Regional Scenario 2021

  • Heaviest burden of malaria.
  • Globally in 2021,
    • 95% of all malaria cases (234 million cases)
    • 96% of all malaria deaths (593,000 deaths)
    • Nearly 80% of all malaria deaths were among children under the age of 5.
    • Four countries – Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Mozambique – accounted for nearly half of all malaria cases globally.
  • Missed the GTS 2020 morbidity and mortality milestones* and remains off track by 45% and 47%, respectively.

*The Global Technical Strategy (GTS) aims for a reduction in malaria case incidence and mortality rate of at least 40% by 2020, 75% by 2025, and 90% by 2030 from a 2015 baseline.


World Health Organization. (2022). Countries and territories certified malaria-free by WHO. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/teams/global-malaria-programme/elimination/countries-and-territories-certified-malaria-free-by-who.

World Health Organization. (2022). World malaria report 2022. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/365169. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO