Malaria deaths fall over 20% worldwide in last decade

Malaria deaths

A new report said that one-third of the 108 countries where malaria was widespread were on course to eradicate the disease within 10 years experts said if targets constant to be met, a further three million lives could be saved by 2015.

Malaria is one of the deadliest global diseases, mainly in Africa in 2009, 781,000 people died from malaria the mosquito-borne disease is most common in sub-Saharan Africa, where 85% of deaths occurred, most of them children under five.

An earlier report here incorrectly referred to a 40% drop in deaths it has been eradicate from three countries since 2007 - Morocco, Turkmenistan and Armenia the Roll Back Malaria Partnership aim to eliminate malaria in another eight to 10 countries by the end of 2015, as well as the entire WHO European Region.

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