Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

The 34 Malaria-Eliminating Countries (2010-2014)

As defined in an article published in Shrinking the Malaria Map: Progress and Prospects in The Lancet in 2010, a malaria-eliminating country describes a country that is in the process of moving from controlled low-endemic malaria to elimination, and fits into one of two categories:

  • A country that has assessed the feasibility of elimination, declared a national and evidence-based goal, and is pursuing a malaria elimination strategy; Or
  • A country that is strongly considering an evidence-based national elimination goal, has already made substantial progress in spatially-progressive elimination, and is greatly reducing malaria nationwide.

In 2015, this list was updated to 35 malaria eliminating countries to account for global progress during the last five years. The 35 malaria-eliminating countries forms the focus of the Shrinking the Malaria Map website. 

List of 34 malaria-eliminating countries (2010-2014)