Malaria is the fifth leading cause of death by communicable disease worldwide. In 2015 alone malaria caused an estimated 429,000 deaths resulting from 212 million cases, and 97 countries and territories had on-going malaria transmission.3,4 Factors relating to migrants’ living, working and transit conditions increase their likelihood of contracting malaria. As such it is important to understand migrant mobility patterns and associated malaria risk factors to protect the health of migrant and host communities, and improve migration outcomes. Due to the complex interplay between migration and malaria, a multi-sectoral approach to malaria control and elimination is necessary. Dialogue both within and between countries to share best practices, and coordination between civil society, health, labour, immigration, social services, transportation, environment and private sectors is critical if effective migrantinclusive policies are to be developed.
- Addressing malaria control and elimination in migration and human development
- Levels of migrant malaria prevention
- The WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016 to 2030
- Addressing malaria through the context of migration
- Towards a regional approach for malaria elimination: The Greater Mekong subregion Experience