Malaria Control and Elimination Program

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by plasmodium parasites transmitted by anopheles mosquito or rarely through blood transfusion and sharing of contaminated needles. Untreated malaria may progress to severe illness and even death. The Philippines carried a high burden of malaria disease in the past but with the unrelenting efforts of the National Malaria Control and Elimination Program, cases and deaths have been reduced significantly, and the country is now inching towards elimination. Hence, this program aims to eliminate malaria by adopting a health system focused approach to achieve universal coverage with quality-assured malaria diagnosis and treatment, strengthen governance and human resources, maintain the financial support needed, and ensure timely and accurate information management.


A malaria-free Philippines by 2030


By 2022, malaria transmission will have been interrupted in all provinces except Palawan, 75 provinces will have been declared malaria-free, and the number of indigenous malaria cases will be reduced to less than 1200, i.e. by at least 75% relative to 2018.

Type of Service


  • Online training on Malaria Elimination Surveillance Strategy and Tools
  • Basic Malaria Microscopy Training/ Intensive Malaria Microscopy Training for Medical Technologists
Partners Organization


  • DepEd, RITM

Local/Youth/CSOs, NGOs

  • LGUs
  • UP College of Public healthLGUs
  • Global Fund – Pilipinas Shell Foundation
  • ACT Malaria

International Partners

  • WHO