QUESTION Why can I find no mention on your website of the ECOWAS program to eradicate malaria in their countries? ANSWER Thanks for bringing up ECOWAS. Since 2011, ECOWAS leaders have signaled a commitment to eradicating malaria in their region by 2015, and pilot programs are already underway in several countries, including Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ghana. The program has centered on the use … [Read more...]
Malaria in Africa
QUESTION How many in Africa have been affected by Malaria? ANSWER 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 … [Read more...]
In What Countries is Malaria Found?
QUESTION What countries can malaria be found in? ANSWER Malaria is found on every continent of the world except Antartica—however, regular transmission every year mainly only occurs in Central and South America, Africa, parts of the Middle East, Asia and parts of Oceania/the Pacific Islands. The world's highest areas of malaria prevalence and transmission occur in sub-Saharan … [Read more...]