First vaccine trials begin in Africa.
The first successful attempt to grow the malaria parasite outside of the body is achieved in a lab.
Malaria eradicated from 37 countries in Europe and the Americas.
A bottle of synthetic vaccine was developed against malaria, the first of its kind. There have been further advances in synthetics since then, such as use of genetically-modified mosquitoes.
Malaria Foundation International formed & Global Malaria Control Strategy is launched, having a positive impact around the globe.
The UN Foundation launches the global Nothing But Nets campaign, designed to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria. The focus of the campaign is upon purchasing and distributing mosquito bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa; a key method of controlling the spread of the disease.
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership is launched. A partnership between several international organizations (including WHO and UNICEF), the intention was to provide a coordinated global response to the disease.
In response to increasing parasite resistance to conventional antimalarial medicines, WHO recommends the use of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) as first-line malaria treatment. A major step in the control of the disease, laying the foundation for future modifications - as the linked article shows.
The First World Malaria Day, set up by WHO's decision-making body, takes place on April 25. This year's theme is 'Malaria: a Disease without Borders'. A range of global events have since taken place to mark the annual event, including bed net demonstrations.
Global Malaria Action Plan, developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership following their foundation a decade earlier, is launched. The Plan provides a global framework for action, and covers 30 endemic countries and regions.