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World Malaria Day

Description

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.

Approximately 70% of the world’s malaria burden is concentrated in 11 countries: 10 on the African continent, plus India. WHO’s latest World malaria report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled.

World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.