How many in Africa have been affected by Malaria?
In 2010, there were approximately 174 million cases of malaria in Africa. However, some people may present with more than one case of malaria per year (especially young children), so the number of people affected is likely considerably lower. However, 90% of deaths from malaria occur in Africa, and 60% in just six countries: Nigeria, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali. The good news is that malaria mortality has dropped by 33% in Africa since 2000, which is a very encouraging trend, though the aim of organizations such as Malaria No More is to fully eliminate deaths from malaria globally by 2015.
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