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World Malaria Day 2017

Malaria Prevention: Let’s close the gap on World Malaria Day 2017

(http://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2017/en/)

The World Health Organisation  is calling on closing the gap in malaria prevention on World Malaria Day 25 April 2017. Although new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015, an estimated 43% of people at risk in Sub-Saharan Africa are still not protected. In the region, insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact, accounting for an estimated 69% of cases prevented through control tools.

CASES: 212 millionIn 2015, there were 212 million cases of malaria world wide.

INCIDENCE: 21%Between 2010 and 2015, there was global decrease in malaria incidence.

MORTALITY: 29% – Between 2010 and 2015, there was a decrease in global malaria mortality rates.

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Close up a Mosquito sucking human blood

In Support of World Malaria Day 2017, lets look at key facts about Malaria.

  • Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.
  • In 2015, 91 countries and areas had ongoing malaria transmission.
  • Malaria is preventable and curable, and increased efforts are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.
  • Between 2010 and 2015, malaria incidence among populations at risk (the rate of new cases) fell by 21% globally. In that same period, malaria mortality rates among populations at risk fell by 29% globally among all age groups, and by 35% among children under 5.
  • The WHO African Region carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths.

 

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(http://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2017/en/)

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