Major Progress in Malaria Fight - Report

Malaria mortality rates have dropped by 45 percent globally and by 49 percent in Africa since 2000, and most of the 3.3 million people saved have been children, according to the World Malaria Report 2013 that was released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday.

  • Africa:  Major Progress in Malaria Fight - Report, 11 December 2013

    Despite an increase in the number of people at risk for malaria, mortality rates have dropped dramatically since 2000 through the use of a handful of tools that global health ... read more »

Although malaria deaths among children under five years of age have dropped significantly, less than 50 percent of households in sub-Saharan Africa have access to bed nets.

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