Infographic: World Malaria Day

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World Malaria Day Infographic 2018

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World Malaria Day: Ready to beat Malaria, April 25

Global Malaria

3.2B People: Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria

More than 2/3: of all malaria deaths are in children under 5

In 2016 Worldwide

216M Malaria Cases

445K Malaria Deaths


Compared to 2000: Annual number of global malaria deaths cut in half, saving 6.8M lives globally since 2001

Since 2005: More than 1B Antimalarial treatments (ACTs) and bed nets provided by global partners

CDC’s Impact

Providing scientific leadership in elimination science

Strengthening surveillance systems to provide data for decision-making

Supporting countries to scale up interventions through the President’s Malaria Initiative (with USAID)

Evaluation diagnostics, vaccines, and vector control tools to further drive down transmission and burden

Mitigating threats from drug and insecticide resistance to continued progress

Improving prevention and control of malaria in the United States

Page last reviewed: April 23, 2018
Content source: Global Health