By Ana Kormos, Program Manager, University of California Irvine Malaria Initiative (UCIMI)

The World Health Organization has just released its annual World Malaria Report, emphasizing the need for continued action to meet global malaria targets. While there were severe disruptions to service because of the pandemic, the situation could have been far worse. Early WHO projections were likely averted because many countries took proactive measures to reinforce their malaria control programs.