One of many harmful diseases in Gambia, Malaria is caused by the bite of an infected female mosquito. Risks of contracting the disease are associated with poor preventative treatment, as well as an improper diagnosis.
Malaria incidents in Gambia have rapidly decreased in recent years, due to closer monitoring of cases and increased funding directed to human resources.
Cases have also decreased, because of the World Health Organization’s Global Technical Strategy for Malaria, which was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015. The strategy provides an all-inclusive framework to guide nations in stopping the spread of malaria. The target is set at reducing global malaria incidence and mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030.