Malaria is the deadliest parasitic disease in the world

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The facts of Malaria

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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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