Flash Info_World Malaria Day: 25 April 2015 (Roll Back Malaria Partnership)

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“Malaria control has proven to be one of the smartest investments in health we can make. This is why it is one of my priorities,” the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

“When we target our funds in proven malaria control interventions, we create healthier communities and more robust economies. Now more than ever, partnership will be crucial to ensure we can build on our successes and leave no one behind.

According to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria mortality rates have decreased by 47% worldwide since 2000 and 54% in Africa alone – which accounts for some 80% of global malaria cases – during the same time. Since 2001, it is estimated that more than 4 million malaria-related deaths have been averted, approximately 97% of which have been children under 5.

Abstract from : Press Release – Roll Back Malaria Partnership

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