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World Malaria Day 2016

April 25th is World Malaria Day. Malaria continues to be a large part of the global disease burden:

  • In 2015, there were 214 million cases, and 438,000 deaths from Malaria
  • 3.2 billion (almost half of the world population) are at risk
  • In 2015, 97 countries had on-going malaria transmission
  • The global malaria mortality rate was reduced by 60% in 2000 – 15, and an estimated 6.2 million lives were saved as a result of a scale-up of malaria interventions
  • US$ 5.1 billion is needed every year, double the funding available

(Source: World Malaria Day website.)

For World Malaria Day, OPENPediatrics is featuring this video from our collection, a presentation by Kuban Naidoo, MBBCh, DCH at the 11th WFSISSM Congress titled “Changes to the Outcomes of Severe Malaria”:

Explore other great OPENPediatrics videos in the Library section of this site.