Achieve the zero malaria goal!
ACTUME partners with WHO and its partners to celebrate the achievements of countries that are approaching, or have already achieved, the zero malaria goal. These countries are an example for all nations working to eradicate this deadly disease and improve the health and livelihoods of their people.
Malaria in figures
Each year 200 million people have malaria and kill more than 3000 people a day, in sub-Saharan Africa. The mortality rate from malaria is at least 85% in Africa, 8% in Southeast Asia, 5% in the eastern Mediterranean and 1% in the western Pacific. Currently, about 40% of the world's population, mostly in the world's poorest countries, are at risk of malaria.
Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, is responsible for more than 1 million child deaths per year - most of them under the age of five. 90% of deaths occur in Africa, south of the Sahara. Malaria is the leading cause of infant mortality in Africa. Of the tens of millions who survive this disease, many are physically and mentally disabled. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds.
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