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Malaria Quick Impact Initiative


The Secretary General of the United Nations, in his report in Larger Freedom, emphasized that Quick Wins would provide a critical support for National Millennium Development Goals Strategies; would generate rapid momentum and early success stories that would broaden commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Quick Impact Initiative on Malaria marks a crucial opportunity for scaling up best practices and developing new approaches where needed to attain significant reductions in the malaria burden over the immediate term.

2005 World Summit

The initiative will play an important part in connecting immediate and high-impact Quick Wins to long-term national strategies for meeting the MDGs. Implementation of the initiative was endorsed at the 2005 UN World Summit.

The objective of the Quick Impact Initiative on Malaria is enabling malaria endemic countries to scale-up their malaria control programs to achieve a malaria quick impact by 2008, as part of the MDG based strategies.

The MDGs goal of "Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria " has been revised as follows:

Reduce malaria morbidity & mortality by 75 % by 2015 from the 2005 baseline level. Consistent with the goals and targets that focus on improving the health of pregnant women and young children .


  One hundred percent of children under five years of age protected by long-lasting insecticide-treated nets

Eighty percent of people living at risk of malaria are protected by locally appropriate vector control interventions.

Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets

Indoor residual spraying
Environmental management
One Hundred percent of children under five years of age treated with effective anti-malarial drugs such as ACT, within one day of onset of illness.

A new web-based portal provides national malaria control program managers from the participating countries with a forum for continuous discussion of the different implementation issues and challenges encountered by the countries and their supporting partners on the way to achieving universal coverage with the key malaria control interventions by 2008 as proposed by the Quick Impact Initiative.

The UN Millennium Project’s Quick Impact Initiative is open to all malaria endemic countries. If you would like to be part of this networking effort and become a ‘Quick Impact’ country, please contact us with a letter of interest.


Malaria Prevention
How malaria epidemics and infections are being prevented

Malaria Treatment
The most common species and how patient get treated

Can I be protected against malaria?