Progress in the fight against malaria in Venezuela: a ray of hope in the midst of crisis

In the midst of the complex economic and social situation Venezuela is going through, the country has made significant progress in the fight against malaria. According to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in 2023 there were 40% fewer cases of malaria compared to 2020. This achievement represents an important step in the control of this disease that has severely affected the Venezuelan population for years.


The success in reducing malaria cases is due to the implementation of effective vector control strategies, such as mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) and targeted spraying in areas with high transmission of the disease. These actions have been possible thanks to the joint work of the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, PAHO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (WHO) and other partner organizations.

Despite progress, there is still a long way to go to eliminate malaria from Venezuela. The persistence of transmission in some areas, internal and external migration, and limitations in access to health services make complete control of the disease difficult. However, the achievements so far are a reason for hope for the Venezuelan population and demonstrate that it is possible to control malaria even in challenging contexts.



The fight against malaria in Venezuela is an example of how collaboration between different actors can generate positive public health outcomes. The progress achieved in recent years is a beacon of hope in the midst of the country's crisis and demonstrates that it is possible to build a malaria-free future for Venezuela.