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Malaria deaths have halved, says WHO

  • International efforts have halved malaria deaths, the WHO says, calling it a “tremendous achievement”.

    From 2001 to 2013, as many as 4.3 million malaria deaths were averted, of which 3.9 million were children under five years from sub-Saharan Africa, the UN health agency said.

    Malaria interventions such as mosquito nets were reaching many more people every year; for instance, in the past decade the number of those at risk with access to mosquito nets had jumped from 3% to 50%, according to the WHO.

     

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