Malaria is a significant public health and economic burden worldwide. Each year, the mosquito-borne disease sickens more than 200 million people and kills more than 620,000—most of them children under five in sub-Saharan Africa.
However, there’s reason to be hopeful. Working together, endemic countries, donors, organizations, and communities have increased access to effective malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for hundreds of millions of people. Since 2000, malaria death rates among young children have been cut in half, and more than 3.3 million lives have been saved.
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