Malaria deaths have halved, says WHO
December 9 , 2014
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.