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Rolling back malaria

Malaria is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 malaria was responsible for 627,000 deaths worldwide, 90% of which occurred in Africa. Pregnant women and children under five years of age are the primary victims. In Africa, one child dies of malaria every minute (1,2).
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References:

1. WHO, WHO Global Malaria Program, World Malaria Report 2013.
2. WHO, Malaria Fact Sheet n°94, March 2014
3. Internal data, May 2014

 

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Schoolchildren against malaria
 
   
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