World Malaria Day 2016

world_malaria_day_imageCourtesy of the WHO and RollBack Malaria Partnership Web sites

It’s Time to #EndMalaria
On April 25th people across the globe take part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day. For half the world every day is malaria day – a day to keep up the fight against this killer disease.

No child should have to die from a mosquito bite, yet malaria still kills a child every two minutes. We can be the generation that ends malaria – one of the oldest and deadliest diseases in human history.

Key Facts

  • In 2015, there were 214 million cases, and 438 000 deaths from Malaria
  • 3.2 billion (almost half of the world population) are at risk
  • In 2015, 97 countries had on-going malaria transmission
  • The global malaria mortality rate was reduced by 60% in 2000 – 15, and an estimated 6.2 million lives were saved as a result of a scale-up of malaria interventions
  • US$ 5.1 billion is needed every year, double the funding available

Learn more about the latest innovations leading the fight against malaria:
http://www.malariaconsortium.org/wmd2016-innovations

 

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