World Health Organization: malaria continues decline

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The World Health Organization has released its 2011 World Malaria Report, which offers some key findings in our fight against this killer disease. This annual report details everything from global incidence/ mortality rates, prevention, treatment and funding for malaria programs. View and download the report >> WHO World Malaria Report 2011

 

Here is an overview of the key findings of the report:

  • An estimated 3.3 billion people throughout the globe were at risk of malaria in 2010.
  • Malaria has been reduced worldwide by approximately 17% since 2000.
  • 91% of all malaria deaths worldwide occur in Africa.
  • Delivery of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) has risen from 5.6 million in 2004 to 145 million in 2010.
  • It is estimated that 50% of Africa households own at least one bed net – with 96% actually using it to prevent malaria.
  • The most effective treatment for malaria (ACT) has increased in availability from 11.2 million in 2005 to 181 million in 2010.
  • Although malaria incidence and death is declining, so is the projected funding to fight the disease. We must increase funding to achieve our goal!

In summary, because of your generosity and support, progress is being made against malaria. Countless children are alive today due to your work and commitment to this cause. While we all eagerly look forward to a day when malaria is no longer a health issue, we continue to put our faith into action against is needless killer disease.

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