Malaria

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A mother holding her child in front of a bed equipped with a long-lasting insecticidal net in northern Kenya.
Sarah Hoibak/UNHCR

Malaria is present in almost one hundred countries and threatens half of the world’s population. According to WHO’s latest estimates, about 198 million cases of malaria occurred in 2013 (range: 124 – 283 million) and the disease caused an estimated 584 000 deaths (range: 367 000 – 755 000), mostly in children under five years of age. WHO recommends a multi-pronged strategy to prevent, control and eliminate malaria, which includes vector control interventions, preventive therapies, diagnostic testing and treatment with quality-assured artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), as well as strong malaria surveillance.

World Malaria Report 2014

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

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