- Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds.
- Every year more than 500 million people become severely ill with malaria.
- 40% of the world's population, mostly those living in the world's poorest countries, are at risk of malaria.
- Malaria accounts for one-in-five of all childhood deaths in Africa.
- Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles.
- In some areas of the world, mosquitoes that carry malaria have developed resistance to insecticides, while the parasites have developed resistance to antibiotics – making it increasingly difficult to control the rate of infection and spread of the disease.
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