World Malaria Day
During the last decade, the world has made major progress in the fight against malaria. Since 2000, malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25 percent and 50 of the 99 countries with ongoing transmission are now on track to meet the 2015 World Health Assembly target of reducing incidence rates by more than 75 percent.
But malaria still kills an estimated 660,000 people worldwide, mainly children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. Every year, more than 200 million cases occur; most of these cases are never tested or registered.
Click on these links to Emerging Infectious Diseases articles and podcasts below and learn more about the latest information on malaria.