How The World is Slowly Winning the War Against Malaria.
Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Plasmodium falciparum is the most prevalent malaria parasite in Africa and responsible for most malaria deaths globally. P. vivax is the dominant parasite outside of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015, there were estimated to be around 214 million malarial cases, but that figure belies another statistic that indicated a 37% global decrease in malaria incidence and a 60% reduction in mortality between 2000 and 2015. The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 calls for a reduction in global malaria incidence and mortality rates of at least 90% by 2030.
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