Over 3.3 million lives saved from malaria since 2000, says WHO

Friday, December 27, 2013

The World Health Organization has news about the international battle against malaria: it appears that humanity is winning.

According to the 2013 World Malaria Report, an estimated 3.3 million lives have been saved across the globe thanks to doubled-down efforts to both control and eliminate malaria. That’s a reduction of world malaria rates by 45 percent, with a 49 decrease in Africa alone.

Although more of the world population lives in at-risk regions than in 2000, malaria deaths continue to decline — which the WHO attributes to both political commitment towards stopping malaria and increased funding towards battling the mosquito-borne disease.

Source: Global Post (link opens in a new window)

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