Shrinking the Malaria Map

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

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands aims to progressively eliminate malaria to meet its national elimination goal of 2035.

The Solomon Islands achieved a 65% decrease in reported malaria cases between 2000 and 2015, from 68,107 cases down to 23,998 cases. Infections occur from both Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax, with P. vivax accounting for about 51% of cases. Ninety-nine percent of the population is at risk for malaria. Transmission occurs throughout the year with two transmission peaks—April to September and November to February. In the last 15 years, the Solomon Islands has scaled up its malaria control activities and cases have continued to decline. Key components of its current malaria elimination strategy include indoor residual spraying (IRS) with pyrethroids, the distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs), access to reliable diagnosis, appropriate and effective treatment, especially for pregnant women and children, and providing malaria prevention tools. The Solomon Islands is a country partner of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).

23,998 # of cases (2015)
2035
Elimination goal
Lower middle
Income level
Reported cases
Reported cases
P falciparum transmission limit (2010)
P falciparum transmission limit (2010)
P vivax transmission limit (2010)
P vivax transmission limit (2010)

Challenges to elimination