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Malaria

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Facts about Malaria1

  • A child dies every 30 seconds somewhere in the world from malaria.
  • Each year 350-500 million people are infected with malaria
  • One million people die each year from malaria, mostly children in Africa.
  • Ninety percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, where malaria accounts for about 1 in 5 of all childhood deaths.
  • Malaria contributes greatly to anemia among children — a major cause of poor growth and development.

1 UNICEF website.

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Here is a list of organizations that provide prevention and treatment for malaria. Click on the name to access more information about malaria, and ways that you can help.