Global Health News: Malaria deaths in Africa decrease by 1/3 since 2000

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership announced this Saturday that Malaria deaths have decreased by a full one-third since 2000. Members of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and others met this week at the in the Malaria Situation Room at the AU Abuja +12 Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Malaria Situation Room is an intelligence gathering that focuses on the cure and control of Malaria in the 10 most affected African countries. While many contributors claim that these gains were mostly confined to smaller countries, where it is easier to co-ordinate efforts, this is promising progress in the race to eliminate one our most detrimental diseases.

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