Malaria Kills a Child Every Minute

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Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It affects people in many parts of the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2019, and 409,000 deaths from the disease. The majority of these deaths were in children under the age of 5 in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria has a significant impact on the economies of affected countries, with estimated annual economic losses in Africa alone of over $12 billion. Malaria also contributes to poverty, as the costs of treating and preventing the disease can be significant for affected households.

Efforts to control and eliminate malaria have been ongoing for decades, with progress made in reducing the burden of the disease in many parts of the world. However, challenges remain, including the development of drug-resistant strains of the parasite and insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, as well as access to effective treatments and preventative measures in some areas.

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