Worldwide, eight new cases of malaria are contracted every second (estimates from the World Health Organisation). The figures also indicate that 660,000 deaths a year are due to malaria, while some studies put the mortality rate at nearly double that figure. Malaria remains one of the greatest threats to human life south of the equator, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
The True Cost of Malaria gives a real-time update on the number of malaria cases and deaths, both suspected and confirmed globally. Notes for individual countries reveal the frequency of suspected and confirmed cases in that territory. The predictive figures are based on both historical and current WHO malaria data.
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