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April 25, 2010

Few Facts Of Malaria

Malaria Facts
  • Every year, there are nearly 250 million cases & one million deaths due to malaria.
  • About 3.3 billion people - half of the world's population - are at risk of malaria.
  • People living in the developing countries are the most vulnerable.
  • Malaria is especially a serious problem in Africa, where one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to the effects of the disease.
  • Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
  • An African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever every year.

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