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More Must Be Done To Address Malaria In Africa To Achieve Elimination, According To Experts

Devex: Global malaria elimination hinges on Africa, experts say
“As the world celebrates World Malaria Day 2018 under the theme, ‘Ready to Beat Malaria,’ some experts caution that progress could be reversed if more is not done to address the challenges in eliminating the mosquito-borne disease in Africa. According to the latest research by the World Health Organization, in 2016 nearly half of the world’s population was at risk of malaria. In total that year, 216 million cases of malaria were identified across 91 countries, an increase of five million over the year before. While places such as the European region documented no cases at all, some parts of Southeast Asia, Western Pacific, and sub-Saharan Africa saw an increase in numbers…” (Roby, 4/25).

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