Intensifying the Fight Against Malaria: The World Bank's Booster Program for Malaria Control in Africa (Document of the World Bank) by World Bank
English | Nov. 21, 2008 | ISBN: 0821377582 | 150 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
An estimated 500 million cases of malaria occur each year, taking the lives of 1 million people, including 3,000 children each day. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease kills more children than any other. Malaria is not only a major public health issue but also a broader development problem that costs Africa US$12 billion a year, stalling economic and social development.