The facts of Malaria
Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria. Every minute, a child dies from malaria.
Preventable and curable disease early diagnosis and prompt treatment of malaria reduces disease and prevents deaths.
Once contracted though, it could be a deadly disease. Even with prompt, effective antimalarial treatment and supportive care, the motality rate is 10–20% overall.
Mosquito nets provide personal protection against mosquito bites.
Malaria causes significant economic losses in high-burden countries.
Costs of healthcare, absenteeism, days lost in education, decreased productivity due to brain damage from cerebral malaria.
Risk of malaria
Reference: WHO Malaria fact
Malaria is a preventable disease.
Reference: Guidelines for the treatment of malaria. Third edition, April 2015, WHO
77% of malaria death occur in children under five.
Vector control is the main way to reduce malaria transmission. But only 29% of households at risk had enough insecticide-treated nets for all household members.
Reference: World Malaria Report 2014, WHO
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